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==Historical examples==
 
==Historical examples==
* Lucius Junius Brutus, who feigned madness until the time when he was able to drive the people to insurrection— he more faked stupidity than insanity, causing the Tarquins to underestimate him as a threat.
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* [[Lucius Junius Brutus]], who feigned madness until the time when he was able to drive the people to insurrection— he more faked stupidity than insanity, causing the Tarquins to underestimate him as a threat.
* [[Ibn al-Haytham]], who was ordered by the sixth Fatimid Caliph, al-Hakim, to regulate the flooding of the Nile; he later perceived the inanity of what he was attempting to do and, fearing for his life, feigned madness to avoid the Caliph's wrath, after which he was placed under house arrest until the Caliph's death.
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* [[Ibn al-Haytham]], who was ordered by the sixth [[Fatimid Caliphate|Fatimid Caliph]], [[Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah|al-Hakim]], to regulate the [[flooding of the Nile]]; he later perceived the inanity of what he was attempting to do and, fearing for his life, feigned madness to avoid the [[Caliph]]'s wrath, after which he was placed under [[house arrest]] until the Caliph's death.
* King David, who feigned madness in order to escape from King Achish.
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* [[King David]], who feigned madness in order to escape from King [[Achish]].
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==See also==
 
==See also==

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