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Wilbur Wright

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer


Who was Wilbur Wright?

Wilbur Wright and his brother Orville were two American inventors and aviation pioneers who have been credited with inventing the airplane. However this claim has been challenged by competing early aviators and the title of being first is still subject to much controversy.

The Wright brothers developed their mechanical expertise by working with bicycles, printing presses, and motors in their shop in Dayton, Ohio. They made history on December 17, 1903, when Orville Wright made what was then credited as the first controlled and powered heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Famous Kin

Wilbur and Orville Wright are descendants of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren. They also have kinship with no fewer than nine U.S. Presidents, including both Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. They have a connection to the current royal family through Princess Diana and have family connections to a number of individuals who had prominent roles in major events leading to American independence. Among their more infamous kin is the legendary Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her parents, and John Hinckley Jr. who shot President Ronald Reagan in an assassination attempt.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Wilbur Wright

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Samuel J. Tilden

25th Governor of New York

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. John Mayo

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. John Mayo

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin
via Robert Parke

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Thomas Sadoski

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Porter

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

8th cousin
via James Skeffe

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Otis Jr.

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Lyman

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Warren

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Gilman

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Richard Lyman

(c1580 - 1640/1)
Great Migration Immigrant 1631

6th great-grandfather

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Jane G. Austin

Author

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Nicholas Jacob

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Jane G. Austin

Author

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Freeman

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