These Celebrities Are Related To Famous Historical Figures

Some people were just born to be stars. Fame is in the blood of these celebrities whose lineage traces back to famous figures from history that we’ve all heard of at some point. So next time you’re beating yourself up about your Facebook post not getting a lot of likes, remember that being in the spotlight just may not be in your blood.

Here are a bunch of celebrities whose fame jumps back generations. Surprise, surprise, there’s a lot of royals on this list. Too bad these celebs can’t use that as a claim to the throne.

9,000-Year-Old Skeleton Found In Cave A 1/2 Mile Away From His Descendant

The photo that started this quest to see who’s related to who all began with this pair. You may remember a few years ago about a find that shook the world — a 9,000-year-old skeleton was found in Cheddar, Somerset England.

cheddar man and his relative
Photo Credit: OgaGhost / Reddit
Photo Credit: OgaGhost / Reddit

The skeleton was named “Cheddar Man” and was a hunter-gatherer who lived in 7150BC. After numerous DNA tests, Adrian Targett, a 42-year-old history teacher, was found to share a common maternal ancestor with the ancient man. This incredible find got us thinking: who around us is related to a historical figure?