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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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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

5th cousin
via Experience Porter

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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. John Mayo

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Brewster Kahle

Founder, Internet Archive

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Mayo

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

5th cousin 4 times removed
via John Arnold

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Experience Porter

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Mayo

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Anthony Edwards

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Ford

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin
via Jane

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Ford

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert Parke

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

7th cousin
via Elizabeth Charde

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

4th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Williams

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Charles M. Dale

66th Governor of New Hampshire

9th cousin
via Richard Warren

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Porter

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Anthony Snow

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Edmund Freeman

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Warren

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Anthony Snow

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Anthony Snow

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Styles Bridges

63rd Governor of New Hampshire

9th cousin
via Richard Warren

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