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Old October 19th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #1

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Throughout history, there are siblings who have gained fame in different disciplines. There's Juan Luna the Filipino painter and Antonio Luna who became a war general. There's the Humboldt brothers, Wilhelm who was a philosopher and linguist, and his younger brother Alexander who was a scientific explorer. There's also William James the philosopher and Henry James the novelist. Of course, there's also the Wright brothers.

Any famous siblings that you know?
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Old October 19th, 2010, 09:37 AM   #2

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How about the Bronte sisters? The Schlegel brothers? Though in both cases working in similar fields. At a lower level of achievement, the Goncourt brothers even worked together on novels.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #3
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Chang and Eng Bunker (Thai: อิน-จัน, In-Chan) (18111874), Thai brothers born in Siam. They traveled with P.T. Barnum's circus for many years and were billed as the Siamese Twins.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #4

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Maurice and Robin Gibbs of the Bee Gees.
"Dear Ann" Landers and her sister Abigail.

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Old October 19th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #5

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thomas and edward seymour both lost their heads...
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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #6

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George and Ira Gershwin

The Kennedys

Charles and Erasmus Darwin

Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland

Cal and Billy Ripken
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Old October 19th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #7

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karen and richard carpenter..
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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #8

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Duane and Gregg Allman
Eddie and Alex Van Halen
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I and probably hundreds of other royals
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George & Jeb Bush
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Old October 20th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #10

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Cesare and Lucretia Borgia
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