Wernher von Braun

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Wernher von Braun

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King Edward I

King of England

21st great-grandfather

King Henry III

King of England

22nd great-grandfather

Gilbert de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

Hugh le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

Richard de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

25th great-grandfather

Roger le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

25th great-grandfather

King Louis VI

King of France

26th great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

27th great-grandfather

King Robert I

King of France

32nd great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

34th great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

37th great-grandfather

King Henry VIII

King of England

3rd cousin 15 times removed via Sir John Beaufort

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 14 times removed via John of Gaunt

Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

6th cousin 14 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 13 times removed via Edward III of England

Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 14 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Major John Pitcairn

British Commander at Battle of Lexington

8th cousin 9 times removed via Joan Beaufort

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Patrick Henry

1st and 6th Governor of Virginia

8th cousin 9 times removed via Joan Beaufort

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Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 9 times removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

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General Hugh Mercer

American Revolution

10th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Erskine

Alan Turing

WWII Codebreaker of Nazi Enigma Machine

11th cousin 2 times removed via William Keith

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General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

11th cousin 6 times removed via Joan Beaufort

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George Washington

1st U.S. President

11th cousin 8 times removed via Sir Thomas de Holand

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George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

11th cousin 8 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Daniel Carroll

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

11th cousin 8 times removed via John of Gaunt

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John Carroll

Founder of Georgetown University

11th cousin 8 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Richard More

Mayflower Passenger

11th cousin 9 times removed via Edward III of England

Johnny Mercer

Songwriter and Co-Founder of Capitol Records

12th cousin via William Keith

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

12th cousin 1 time removed via William Keith

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

12th cousin 2 times removed via William Keith

Guy Ritchie

British Filmmaker

12th cousin 2 times removed via William Keith

Cara Delevingne

Fashion Model and Movie Actress

12th cousin 3 times removed via William Keith

Alexander Hamilton

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

12th cousin 5 times removed via James I, King of Scotland

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Helen Keller

Author and Activist

12th cousin 5 times removed via Joan Beaufort

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Noel Coward

Playwright, Actor, and Songwriter

12th cousin 5 times removed via Joan Beaufort

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Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 5 times removed via Joan Beaufort

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 7 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 7 times removed via John of Gaunt

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DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

12th cousin 7 times removed via John of Gaunt

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 8 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 8 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 8 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

12th cousin 9 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

13th cousin 3 times removed via James Douglas

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

13th cousin 4 times removed via Joan Beaufort

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Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

13th cousin 4 times removed via Joan Beaufort

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

13th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Beaufort

Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

13th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Beaufort

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

13th cousin 6 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

13th cousin 6 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

13th cousin 6 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Harriet Martineau

Author of The Hour and the Man

13th cousin 6 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

13th cousin 6 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 6 times removed via John of Gaunt

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John Marshall

4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

13th cousin 6 times removed via John of Gaunt

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James Madison

4th U.S. President

13th cousin 7 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 7 times removed via Edward III of England

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Thomas Sim Lee

2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland

13th cousin 7 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

14th cousin 2 times removed via James Douglas

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

14th cousin 3 times removed via James I, King of Scotland

Lewis Carroll

Author of Alice in Wonderland

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Beaufort

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

14th cousin 5 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

14th cousin 5 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

14th cousin 5 times removed via John of Gaunt

Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

14th cousin 6 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

14th cousin 6 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

William Floyd

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 6 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

14th cousin 6 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

14th cousin 6 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Charles Carroll

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 7 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

15th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Erskine

John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Beaufort

E. M. Forster

English Novelist

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Beaufort

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

15th cousin 4 times removed via John of Gaunt

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

15th cousin 5 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

15th cousin 5 times removed via Edward III of England

Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

15th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

Abraham Baldwin

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

15th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Robert de Holland

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

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Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

16th cousin 3 times removed via John of Gaunt

Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Admiral Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer

16th cousin 3 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Harry F. Byrd

50th Governor of Virginia

16th cousin 3 times removed via John of Gaunt

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Author, “Sherlock Holmes”

16th cousin 3 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 3 times removed via John of Gaunt

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

16th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

16th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

16th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

16th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Jay Gould

American Railroad “Robber Baron”

16th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

16th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

16th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

16th cousin 5 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

17th cousin via James I, King of Scotland

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

17th cousin via James I, King of Scotland

Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

17th cousin via James I, King of Scotland

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

17th cousin via James I, King of Scotland

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Hugh Grant

Movie Actor

17th cousin via Joan Beaufort

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

17th cousin 1 time removed via James I, King of Scotland

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

17th cousin 1 time removed via James I, King of Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Beaufort

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Beaufort

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Beaufort

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Tilda Swinton

Movie Actress

17th cousin 1 time removed via James I, King of Scotland

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

Anthony West

Novelist and writer for the New Yorker

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Randolph Scott

Movie Actor

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

17th cousin 2 times removed via James I, King of Scotland

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Upton Sinclair

Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

17th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

17th cousin 3 times removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Olivia De Havilland

Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Joan Fontaine

Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Guillermo Billinghurst

31st President of Peru

17th cousin 3 times removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

17th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert de Holland

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

17th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

17th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

17th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

18th cousin via Sir John Beaufort

Harper Lee

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird

18th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

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Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

18th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

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Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

18th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

Robert Louis Stevenson

Author of Treasure Island

18th cousin 1 time removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

18th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

18th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

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William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Beaufort

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Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Adlai Stevenson II

31st Governor of Illinois

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Valerie Bertinelli

Television Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

General George C. Marshall

Author of “The Marshall Plan”

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

18th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

18th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Jack London

Author of “The Call of the Wild”

18th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

18th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Catherine Middleton

Duchess of Cambridge

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

Joanne Woodward

Movie Actress

19th cousin via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

19th cousin 1 time removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Alice (Lee) Roosevelt

First Wife of President Theodore Roosevelt

19th cousin 1 time removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Lee Harvey Oswald

Accused Assassin of President John F. Kennedy

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Anne Baxter

Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

Sally Ride

1st American Woman in Space

19th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

19th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

19th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

Susana Ferrari Billinghurst

Argentine Aviation Pioneer

19th cousin 1 time removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

19th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

19th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

20th cousin via Edward III of England

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

20th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

20th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

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Roy Rogers

Cowboy movie actor and singer

20th cousin via Edward III of England

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

20th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

20th cousin 1 time removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Tom Hanks

Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund FitzAlan

George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

20th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert de Holland

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Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

20th cousin 1 time removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

20th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

20th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via Edward III of England

Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

Luciana Pedraza

Argentine Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

21st cousin via Henry Plantagenet

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

21st cousin via Henry Plantagenet

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin via Edmund FitzAlan

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

21st cousin via Edmund FitzAlan

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

21st cousin via Henry Plantagenet