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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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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Gilman

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Warren

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Nicholas Jacob

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert White

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert White

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David Hartman

TV Actor and Host

7th cousin 3 times removed
via William Parke

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David Hartman

TV Actor and Host

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Williams

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed
via William Parke

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert Williams

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Ford

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Francis Wakeman

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Post Malone

American Rapper

7th cousin 6 times removed
via John Porter

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Post Malone

American Rapper

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Stanley

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Post Malone

American Rapper

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Lyman

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Post Malone

American Rapper

7th cousin 5 times removed
via John Otis Jr.

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Mark Hopkins, Jr.

Co-founder, Central Pacific R.R.

5th cousin 2 times removed
via John Otis Jr.

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Frank Kellogg

45th U.S. Secretary of State
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

8th cousin
via Robert White

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Frank Kellogg

45th U.S. Secretary of State
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Wright

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Morrison Waite

7th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

8th cousin
via Robert White

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Morrison Waite

7th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Francis Wakeman

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Warren Beatty

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert White

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Shirley MacLaine

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert White

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Phil Knight

Co-Founder, Nike Inc.

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert White

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Samuel Wright

(unk - 1665)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

5th great-grandfather

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Robert Williams

(c1600 - 1608)
John & Dorothy or Rose passenger 1637

6th great-grandfather

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