In 1254, MΓΆngke Khan, grandson of Genghis, hosted a religious debate between Christian, Muslim and Buddhist theologians. The debate ended with the Buddhists sitting silently as the Christian and Muslim debaters sang loudly at each other. Then they all got drunk. depts.washington.edu/silk…
The most generations alive in a single family has been seven. Augusta Bunge aged 109 years, followed by her daughter aged 89, her grand-daughter, 70, her gr.-grand-daughter, 52, her gr.-gr. grand-daughter, 33, her gr.-gr.-gr. grand-daughter, 15 and her gr.-gr.-gr.-gr. grandson born in 1989. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Richard Nixon's daughter, Julie, ended up marrying Dwight D. Eisenhower's grandson, David, in 1968. They had 3 children and are still married to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
The grandson of the last king of Italy and main claimant of the Italian throne works in a food truck in LA youtube.com/watch?v=F5VsU…
Steve Young, 3x Super Bowl champion and 2x NFL MVP, was the great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, the 2nd president of the LDS church. In college, Steve played football at BYU, the university named after his great-great-great-grandfather. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Henry Lloyd, who played Viserys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, is Charles Dickens' great-great-great grandson. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Famous mobster John Gotti has a grandson who professionally beats people up for a living. John Gotti the 3rd. foxbusiness.com/sports/mm…
The daughter of President Richard Nixon married the grandson of President Eisenhower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
In 2017, Walt Disney's grandson Bradford was denied his share of the family trust, estimated at $400 million metnews.com/articles/2017…
Jonny Lee Miller (Sickboy in "Trainspotting") is the grandson of Bernard Lee, who played M in the first James Bond films. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
β€œThe Princess Bride” director Rob Reiner had the screenplay writer change the last scene from the fairytale characters riding off happily ever after to the grandfather and grandson coming together through the experience of reading the story latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Winston Churchill was the third great grandson of an American Major in the Revolutionary War. winstonchurchill.org/reso…
In the 1964 film Zulu, the Zulu king Cetshwayo kaMpande was portrayed by his actual great-grandson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cet…
One of Pedro Pascal's stunt doubles in The Mandalorian is Brendan Wayne; grandson of legendary western movie star John Wayne. vulture.com/2019/12/the-m…
King Louis XIV of France, who reigned for 72 years, outlived his son, grandson, and two eldest great-grandsons. He was ultimately succeeded by his third great-grandson, who became Louis XV. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Mia Farrow's childhood dog was the grandson of the original Lassie elle.com/culture/movies-t…
In 1992, a 53 year-old woman Geraldine Wesolowski who was postmenopasual gave birth to her own grandson. She was the gestational surrogate for her son and his wife since they couldn't conceive a baby due to hysterectomy nytimes.com/1993/02/16/ny…
President George Washington’s step-grandson in law was Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_A…
Master swordsmith Masamune founded the Soshu tradition about 700 years ago. He has a 24th generation grandson who continues the tradition of forging blades, in the same area, to this day. sword-masamune.com/en/inf…
The great grandson of Adrian Carton de Wiart (the eccentric, Victoria Cross winning, repeatedly wounded WW1 soldier best known for the quote "Frankly, I had enjoyed the war") became a war photographer in the 1990's and developed an adrenaline addiction so intense that only heroin could numb it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The great grandson of China's first President didn't learn about him until he was 17 when he had to do a term paper and found over 1,600 books on Sun Yat-Sen, "The Father of Modern China". His grandparents and parents never told him about politics so he could grow up as a normal child youtu.be/qaZ1KhJywsw?t=24…
Louis Alphonse is, at 45, not only a living heir to the French House of Bourbon but the great-grandson of Francisco Franco and great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
After the release of Bette David Eyes in 1981, Bette Davis wrote to Kim Carnes to thank her for "making her part of modern times", saying that her grandson now looked up to her. She even sent roses when the song won a Grammy pophistorydig.com/topics/…
Today I learned of the first native English teacher in Japan, Ranald MacDonald (a grandson of Comcomly), who risked death to enter Japan in 1848. One of his students was Einosuke Moriyama. Despite this, he died a poor man in Washington state. His last words were reportedly "Sayonara, my dear, sayonara..." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
The great grandson of HG Wells the author of β€œThe Time Machine”, served as the director to the 2002 remake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Beethoven family is not German, but Belgian. The grandfather was a talented singer and later became music master (Kapelmeister) at the Court of Bonn. His talents jumped a generation to manifest in the grandson, who had the same name as the grandfather: Ludwig van Beethoven! popularbeethoven.com/pare…
In 1614 a Japanese samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga stabbed a Spanish soldier in Acapulco, Mexico as recorded by the grandson of an Atztec nobleman. newworldencyclopedia.org/…
Queen Elizabeth II was a big fan of Nintendo Wii. She saw her grandson playing and joined in. She was apparently a 'natural' at Wii Bowling. gamespot.com/articles/que…
During WW2 Churchill arranged for the four grandsons of former UK Premier David Lloyd-George to travel home from active service to attend his funeral. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owe…
Karl Bernd Esser, grandson of the woman who built Adolf Hitler's bunker, designed Saddam Hussein's bunker. rediff.com/us/2003/mar/31…
Kit Harrington is a direct descendant of Robert Catesby on his mother’s side, he is also a direct descendant of King James I, (10x great-grandson) on his father’s side. Robert Catesby tried to blow up King James I in 1605. houseandhistory.com/ashby…
Queen Elizabeth the II of the United Kingdom, now aged 91, is a big fan of Nintendo's game console Wii. After watching her grandson play it during Christmas one year, she asked if she could have a go. Apparently she was a "natural" at Wii Bowling, and she became quite fond of the console wired.com/2008/01/queen-e…
President Chester Arthur's grandson Gavin was described as "an Ivy League dropout, an Irish Republican Army activist, an experimental-film actor, a commune leader, a gold prospector, a teacher at San Quentin, and a bisexual sexologist/astrologer." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gav…
A Southwest Airlines Pilot once held a plane for 12 minutes, to allow a man to see his dying 2 year old Grandson for one last time. abc7chicago.com/archive/7…
The Battle of Lake Poyang (1363), a naval battle that led to the fall of the Yuan dynasty, is claimed to be the largest naval battle in history in terms of personnel, with a reported 850,000 sailors involved. The Yuan dynasty was established by Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Internet personality and former host of Equals Three Ray William Johnson is the great-grandson of legendary folk singer Robert Johnson wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Wi…
Karl Marx has a living great-great-grandson named Joseph Marx who does parkour for money outside of a McDonalds in Kingston, UK surreycomet.co.uk/news/13…
The grandson of the commandant of Auschwitz, who has denounced the Nazis, wears a Star of David at all times and was informally adopted as the "grandson" of a woman who survived Auschwitz and Mengele's experiments telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In 1254 Möngke Khan, grandson of Genghis, hosted a religious debate between Christian, Muslim and Buddhist theologians. The debate ended with the Buddhists sitting silently as the Christian and Muslim debaters sang loudly at each other. Then they all got drunk. purplemotes.net/2013/04/0…
Harry Lloyd, the actor that played Viserys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, is a great-great-great grandson of Charles Dickens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Today I learned about Nannie Doss, an American serial killer responsible for the deaths of eleven people between the 1920s and 1954. Also referred to as the "Giggling Granny". It was revealed that she had killed four husbands, two children, her two sisters, her mother, a grandson, and a mother-in-law. murderpedia.org/female.D/…
Anderson Cooper is the son of fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt and is the great-great-great-grandson of the infamous railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
There is actually no historical evidence of Betsy Ross making the first American Flag. It was only mentioned 100 years later by her own grandson, William Canby. history.org/foundation/jo…
Grandson of late Gambino crime boss John Gotti, John Gotti III, is an MMA fighter. ufc.com/news/john-gotti-i…
The grandson of the last King of Italy owns a food truck business in Los Angeles princeofvenicefoodtruck.c…
U.S. President James Garfield's great-great-grandson is the creator of Magic: The Gathering en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Karl Marx is related to the founders of Philips Electronics. Marx's mother had a sister named Sophie Pressburg, whose grandsons Anton and Gerard founded the Dutch multinational conglomerate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Today I learned about Ariana Austin, an American woman who became an African princess in Oct. 2017. She married Yoel Makonnen, grandson of the last Emperor of Ethiopia & direct descendant of King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba. Prince Yoel, who met Ariana at a club in DC, initially kept his royal status a secret. vogue.com/article/inside-…
Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, killed his grandmother in 1997 by setting fire to her apartment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
Today I learned of Prince Charles Edward, Duke of Albany, the grandson of Queen Victoria. He later had all his British noble titles revoked for fighting for Germany in WWI. He went on to become a high-ranking Nazi official in WWII. He was later tried for war crimes and died in poverty after being heavily fined. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The kid who plays Young Sheldon is the grandson of Richard Armitage, a former Deputy Secretary of State who was involved in blowing the cover of CIA agent Valerie Plame. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
John Paul Getty III, the grandson of Jean Paul Getty and whose kidnapping was subject the of the movie All the Money in the World, has a son who became an actor and starred as Ralph in the 1990 Lord of the Flies movie. He also had recurring roles in Charmed and Alias. time.com/5068192/getty-ki…
The electronic music duo LMFAO is comprised of a son and a grandson of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy III en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMF…
Today I learned of Louis Alphonse, a 44 year-old from Madrid, who is heir to the French throne as Louis XX, great-grandson (through his father) of King Alfonso XIII of Spain, and (through his mother) great-grandson of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco and great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria of the U.K. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Richard Garfield, the creator of magic the gathering is the great-great-grandson of U.S. President James A. Garfield, and his great-uncle invented the paper clip. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
King George III's grandson, George V of Hanover, was baptized by Jane Austen's brother, Henry Thomas Austen, in a hotel in Berlin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Sir Charles Darwin, the grandson of Charles Darwin, was a major contributor to British nuclear weapons program en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Napoleons brothers grandson, Charles Joseph Bonaparte founded the FBI. messynessychic.com/2018/0…
J. Paul Getty refused to pay for his grandson's ransom. When an ear arrived by mail and the kidnappers lowered the sum to $3m instead of $17m, he agreed to pay only $2.2 million - the maximum amount that would be tax deductible. He lent his son the remaining $800.000, at a 4% interest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
The current CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, is the great grandson of Sakichi Toyoda, who is known as the father of the Japanese Industrial Revolution thanks to his invention of the power loom that implemented the principle of Jidoka, meaning the machine stops itself when a problem occurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sak…
John S. Johnson III, one of the co-founders of BuzzFeed, is the great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, founder of Johnson & Johnson n-magazine.com/the-vision…
President Arthur's Grandson was an Ivy League dropout, an Irish Republican Army activist, an experimental-film actor, a commune leader, a gold prospector, a teacher at San Quentin, and a bisexual sexologist/astrologer, an early gay rights activist and a practical prototype for the hippies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gav…
Billionaire J. Paul Getty refused to pay $17m ransom for his kidnapped Grandson. When the teenager's severed ear arrived, he agreed $3m but only paid $2.2m... the maximum that would be tax deductable. He lent the other $800k to his son on the condition that he pay it back with 4% interest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
The 'O' in Irish surnames means means 'grandson of'. ireland-information.com/h…
Mathematician George Boole's grandson invented the Jungle Gym en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…
In 2013 Howard Stern held the β€œGet Grandpa Laid” contest and the 86 year old man who won choked to death on a steak hours before he was go meet the escort. His grandson cashed in the prize later that same evening. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
The Irish last name prefix "Mac" means "son of" and prefix "O" means "grandson of". irish-genealogy-toolkit.c…
The grandson of Aztec ruler Moctezuma II was baptized and married a Spanish noblewoman, his son became the first count of Moctezuma and his descendants are a part of Spanish nobility to this day. andrewcusack.com/2010/moc…
Skandar Keynes, the actor who played Edmund Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia, is the great-great-great grandson of Charles Darwin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Millionaire Roger Babson went on a Crusade Against Gravity after Blaming it for His Sister's Drowning Death in 1893, and his Grandson's in 1947. He wrote the essay "Gravityβ€”Our Enemy No 1" and Founded the Gravity Research Foundation to Award Grants to Scientists Working on Anti-Gravity Devices. chronicle.com/article/The…
In 1994, the election for Governor of Massachusetts pitted Mark Roosevelt, a great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, against William Weld, husband of a great-granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Harry Lloyd, the actor that played Viserys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, is a great-great-great grandson of Charles Dickens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Billionaire J. Paul Getty refused to pay $17m ransom for his kidnapped Grandson. When the teenager's severed ear arrived, he agreed $3m but only paid $2.2m... the maximum that would be tax deductable. He lent the other $800k to his son on the condition that he pay it back with 4% interest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
The daugther of Richard Nixon, Julia Nixon, married the grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower, David Eisenhower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwi…
The man who designed Saddam Hussein's bunker was the grandson of the woman who designed Adolf Hitler's bunker. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middl…
The child on the front of a Cracker Jack box is the grandson of the company founder. He died of pneumonia at the age of 8, shortly after his likeness first appeared on the packaging. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
The only Chinese person working on the Manhattan Project was "First Lady of Physics" nuclear physicist Wu Jianxiong, whose experiments disproved the law of conservation of parity. She was the first living scientist to have an asteroid named after her. Also, her husband was Yuan Shikai's grandson bnrc.berkeley.edu/Famous-…
LMFAO (of "Party Rock Anthem" fame) is actually an uncle-nephew duo. They are son and grandson, respectively, of Motown founder Berry Gordy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMF…
NFL star Joey Bosa is the great grandson of Chicago crime boss Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
The great-grandson of Oscar Meyer gave away his fortune at 26 and has dedicated his life to helping the poor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Henry Ford's great-grandson is a Hari Krishna and has given millions to support the religion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
James Joyce's grandson, Stephen Joyce, as executor of his grandfather's estate would sue anybody who attempted to write about, quote, recite, display, or perform any of James Joyce's work or personal effects and effectively halted any scholarly research on any of James Joyce's work for decades. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The recently late stepson of ex-Chicago lead singer/bassist Jason Scheff was also Clark Gable's grandson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Former NFL QB and BYU alum Steve Young is the great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, second President of the LDS Church for whom BYU is named. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The great-great-great-great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, James Platten Vanderbilt, was producer/writer of Slender Man, the Amazing Spiderman, and Zodiac. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
There are no living descendants of Abraham Lincoln, his Great-Grandson having died in 1985 with no children. apnewsarchive.com/1985/La…
The man who designed Saddam Hussein's bunker was the grandson of the woman who designed Hitler's. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
Thomas Jefferson was the great grandson of William Randolph. The Randolph family was the wealthiest and most powerful family in 18th-century Virginia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
The actor Armie Hammer is the grandson of Armand Hammer, who was named after the "arm & hammer" emblem of the Soviet Union. The elder Armand also tried to buy out the Arm & Hammer company because of the similarity to his name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
The person who designed Hitler's bunker had a grandson who went on to design Saddam Hussein's bunker. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middl…
The actor Peter Sellers was the great-great-grandson of Daniel Mendoza, the father of "scientific boxing" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The Grandson of Col Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay (Hiroshima, Aug 6, 1945) is now the second in command of all US Nuclear bomber and missile forces. General Paul Tibbets IV. rt.com/usa/379485-hiroshi…
One of George Patton's speeches was so vulgar that it had to be toned down for his movie biography. It included phrases such as not having to tell your future grandson you 'shoveled shit in Louisiana', but instead you 'rode with a son-of-a-goddamned-bitch named George Patton!' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
The last surviving Confederate widow (who died in 2004) married her former husband's grandson, whose stepson was also his great uncle. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
Following Picasso's death in 1973, his wife, a longtime mistress and a grandson committed suicide nytimes.com/2001/11/24/bo…
In 1968, Dwight D. Eisenhower's only grandson, David Eisenhower, married Richard Nixon's daughter, Julie Nixon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwi…
John Tyler, the 10th President of the U.S., Has Grandsons Alive Today businessinsider.com/a-us-…
Freud Communications , a large public relations firm, was founded by Matthew Freud, great-grandson of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned of Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, the grandson of Pope Alexander VI. He was made a bishop at 10, created cardinal at 30, and was ordained at 55. He also raided Roman emperor Hadrian's 1400-year-old villa to build his own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipp…

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