05 Nov 2008

Obama’s Genealogy

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A French genealogy site lists Obama’s descent from the Piast kings of Poland via the Plantagenet Kings of England.


Hat tip to Kaj Malachowski.


In addition to sharing ancestry with Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, Barack Obama shares ancestry with Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts), British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Harold Macmillan, Lord George Curzon, US Presidents James Madison, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter, General Robert E. Lee, Governors Howard Dean and Sarah Palin, Senators Birch Bayh and John Glenn, writers Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Ken Kesey, artist Georgia O’Keefe, cartoonist Charles Addams, movie stars Katherine Hepburn, Lon Chaney, Robert Duvall, Christopher Reeve, and Brad Pitt, singers Loudoun Wainwright and Justin Timberlake.

One Feedback on "Obama’s Genealogy"

Dai Alanye

Jimmy Carter and Brad Pitt! Well, that certainly makes me feel a lot better.


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