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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #1

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Are you related to any historical figures?


I'm not sure if this topic has already been addressed before...

As for me, family tradition has it that we are related to Robert E. Lee. Every generation of the family in the 20th Century was named for General Lee.

That's pretty much the only one I know of for me; on the other side of my family I may have ancestors who served as Teutonic Knights in Eastern Europe.

I know a girl who claims to be descended from Mary, Queen of Scots
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #2

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I don't want to sabotage what could be great thread but a book I was recently reading on Edward III estimated that about 80% (off the top of my head) of all Britons were related to him in one way or other. I'm going to say Edward the III then with nothing better than specious stats to back me up!
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #3

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Yes

I am in fact the love child of the queen.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #4

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My grandmother was a Holmes, and related to Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.- Supreme Court Justice and Sr.- Physician and writer.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #5

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Feeling a little terse today Toltec?
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #6

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Must be thinking concretely Like I do often.

(psychology) Mental processes characterized by literalness and the tendency to be bound to the most immediate and obvious sense impressions, as well as by a lack of generalization and abstraction.

Sigh.. I should set my sites higher. I am satisfied with less.. a sign of poor self esteem.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #7

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Quote:
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Yes

I am in fact the love child of the queen.
You are from Orléans I presume.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #8

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Robert Burns and Pancho Villa
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #9

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Im related to a bunch of famous people.
But most of the excitement has died down in recent years.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #10

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When I am dead I will be famous and a bunch of people will be related to me. Check back with Historum in fifty years.
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