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Louisa May Alcott

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Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women


Who was Louisa May Alcott?

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist who is probably best known for her novel Little Women. She was a feminist and abolitionist who never married. Louisa May Alcott grew up around, and was educated by, many well known writers and intellectuals of her day. Her early educators included Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller.

Famous Kin

Considering that he was one of Louisa May Alcott's early educators, it seems only fitting that poet Ralph Waldo Emerson can be found among her famous kin. Other literary kin include poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, author and playwright Tennessee Williams, poet Emily Dickinson, poet Robert Frost, author Ernest Hemingway, and a number of other literary greats.

Louisa May Alcott has a number of U.S. presidential kin that includes John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, Rutherford B. Hayes, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and both Presidents Bush. She also has kinship to the current royal family through a connection with Princess Diana.

Louisa May Alcott has kinship to a number of celebrities that includes, but is no limited to, Shirley Temple, Ellen DeGeneres, Linda Hamilton, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Slick, Paget Brewster, Ben Affleck, Ted Danson, Janis Joplin, Kim Kardashian, Alec Baldwin, Lee Remick, Jodie Foser, Clint Eastwood, and Hugh Hefner.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Louisa May Alcott

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Ava Michelle

Model and Actress

4th cousin 6 times removed
via John Bronson

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Throckmorton

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Angela Y. Davis

Civil Rights Activist
and former Black Panther

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Willett

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Linda Gray

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed
via John Thompson

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Jan Pieterse Van Brugh

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Deming

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Timothy Hutton

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed
via John Thompson

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Daniel Brewer

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Sewall

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin 3 times removed
via John Giffard

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

3rd cousin 2 times removed
via Joseph Williams Jr.

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed
via John Bridge

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John Paul Stevens

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Ebenezer Blakeslee

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Thompson

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Thompson

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

4th cousin
via John May

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Bronson

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Treat

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Sewall

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Thomas Kilbourn

(c1578 - c1640)
Increase passenger 1635

6th great-grandfather

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed
via John Thompson

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Treat

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Deming

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Deming

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

15th cousin
via Sir John Throckmorton

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