Bill Gates

Famous Kin of
Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft


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William the Conqueror

King of England

28th great-grandfather

King Robert I

King of France

33rd great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

34th great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

36th great-grandfather

Gov. John Winthrop

Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

11th great-granduncle via Adam Winthrop III

Sir George Downing

Namesake of Downing Street in London

1st cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Eliakim Tupper

Samuel Huntington

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Matthew Marvin

Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

3rd cousin 7 times removed via William Hallett

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 8 times removed via Samuel Appleton

William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 9 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Elizabeth (Kortright) Monroe

First Lady of President James Monroe

4th cousin 8 times removed via Thomas Cornell

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

Averell Harriman

48th Governor of New York

5th cousin 3 times removed via Jonah Keeler

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Gager

Cadwallader Washburn

Co-founder of General Mills and 11th Governor of Wisconsin

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Mitchell

Lavinia Warren

Dwarf Circus Performer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Tupper Jr.

Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

5th cousin 6 times removed via Samuel Appleton

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

5th cousin 6 times removed via Timothy Stanley

Ezra Cornell

Co-Founder of Cornell University,
Founder of Western Union

5th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

5th cousin 8 times removed via Adam Winthrop III


Bill Gates photo by World Economic Forum (CC BY 2.0)