Adolf Hitler was in a relationship with his half-niece, who later ended up killing herself because Hitler forbade her to marry the person she was interested in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gel…
The Habsburg ruler, Charles II of Spain, who had been born the son of an uncle-niece relationship, was described by historians as "short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
As a direct niece of Teddy Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt never had to change her last name when she married FDR en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
Today I learned of pharaoh Ptolemy VIII and his sister-wife Cleopatra II. When Ptolemy married his niece (Cleopatra's daughter by another brother), it caused Cleopatra to rebel in support of their 12-year-old son. Ptolemy responded by dismembering their son and sending the pieces to Cleopatra on her birthday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pto…
John Legend used to date Osama Bin Laden's niece. i.stuff.co.nz/entertainme…
"Peggy Sue," released in 1957, first carried the moniker of Buddy Holly’s niece, Cindy Lou Kaiter. But Jerry Allison, The Crickets’s drummer who co-wrote the song, argued it be named after his girlfriend, Peggy Sue Gerron. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peg…
Pope John XII was the only Pope who was ever beaten to death by a jealous husband for sleeping with his wife. He was also accused of turning the papal palace into a brothel, sleeping with his niece, toasting the devil, ordaining a 10yr old boy, and misusing papal funds to pay gambling debts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
President John Tyler had 8 children with his wife Letitia. She died of a stroke in the White House at age 52. After Letitia’s death his niece served as First Lady until he married Julia who was 30 years younger and had 7 children. Tyler’s 15 kids are the most of any U.S. President. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of Clarence Elkins, who was wrongly imprisoned for the murder of his mother-in-law and assault of his 6-year-old niece. His wife worked hard to exonerate him and found a likely suspect who was in the same jail as him. Clarence collected a cigarette he’d used. His DNA matched. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Retta, the actress who played Donna Meagle on Parks and Recreation, graduated from Duke University, worked as a chemist before doing stand-up and moving to LA, and is also the niece of former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ret…
Today I learned of Fritz Suhren, a concentration camp commandant. When the allies were close, he took Odette Sansom, an inmate whom he believed to be Churchill's niece, and drove with her to the US base, hoping it would save him. She was in fact a British spy under a false name. He was hanged in 1950 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Alessandra Mussolini, the granddaughter of Benito Mussolini and niece of Sofia Loren, released and album of J-Pop love songs in Japan in 1982 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
German chemist and Nobel laureate Kurt Alder's body was found in his apartment in Cologne, Germany after two weeks. His niece, who found the body, stated that the odor of rotting flesh was so bad that she could smell it from the street outside en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur…
Hitler imprisoned his adult niece in their Munich apartment. She could not freely associate with friends, was forbidden romantic relationships, and Adolf or another chaperone accompanied her everywhere. She committed suicide at age 23. Hitler later claimed she was the only woman he ever loved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gel…
James Buchanan was America's first (and only) bachelor President. His niece, Harriet, acted as First Lady en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Retta, Parks and Rec's Donna Meagle, is the niece of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia's first female President and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Retta, the actress who plays Donna in Parks and Recreation is the niece of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ret…
Shortly after a woman made up a fake Facebook profile to speak with her troubled 19yo niece, the niece asked the fictional boy to murder her Aunt, her Aunt's fiance, her cousin, and the family dog al.com/news/tuscaloosa/in…
Due to a long-standing disagreement within the Versace family, Gianni Versace willed 50% ownership of his fashion company to his favorite niece Allegra. She was 11 years old upon his death, on her 18th birthday Allegra instantly became worth hundreds of millions of dollars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
Hitler accidentally made his niece kill herself because he was in love with her and too controlling vanityfair.com/news/1992/…
Gandhi slept with his naked niece theguardian.com/commentis…
Kublia Khan's niece Khutulun insisted that any man who wished to marry her must defeat her in wrestling and forfeit horses to her if they lost. She gained 10,000 horses defeating prospective suitors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khu…
The 9th Vice President of the US, Richard Mentor Johnson (VP to Andrew Jackson), had a mulatto common-law wife, Julia Ann, Chinn. When she died of cholera during the 1833 Cholera Epidemic, he took two of her nieces as his common-law wives, but later sold them. blackpast.org/aah/chinn-j…
Robert of St. Albans was an English templar knight who converted to Islam in 1185 and led an army for Saladin against the Crusaders and eventually married the niece of Saladin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Hitler was a creepy uncle to his Niece Geli Raubal, forbidding her to marry, having her accompanied everywhere and practically keeping her prisoner until she committed suicide in 1931, after which Hitler called her "The only woman he ever loved" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gel…
James Henry Hammond defender of slavery, former Governor, Congressman and Senator of South Carolina. Abused four of his nieces, took a slave as a mistress and later replaced her with their daughter, also a slave and had children with her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The gender neutral term for a niece/nephew is a nibling, just like the gender neutral term for a brother/sister is a sibling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…
Cleopatra's family tree was full of inbreeding, including three marriages between an uncle & niece and three between siblings. As a result, some of her ancestors were the same person. For instance, her mother was her father's niece and thus not only her mother but also her first cousin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Today I learned that when the President is unmarried or his wife dies during his term, another female relative will become the First Lady. Three president's daughters, two president's sisters, two nieces and two daughters-in-law have been First Lady. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The plural, gender-neutral term for "nieces and nephews" is "niblings" en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ni…
As a part of his celibacy experiments, Mahatma Gandhi used to sleep nude with his young female companions which included his 17 year old grand-niece Mridula Gandhi firstpost.com/living/the-…
The actress Retta, best kown for her Role as Donna Meagle in Parks and Recreation, is the niece of the current president of liberia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ret…
Today I learned of Princess Victoria of Hesse by Rhine who saw her brother fall to his death as a child, her sister and mother die of diphtheria, her two sisters, nieces, and nephew murdered by the Bolsheviks, her granddaughter and her family killed in a plane crash, and her son die of bone cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Author/philosopher Ayn Rand once responded to her 17-year-old niece's request to borrow $25 with very specific and rigid repayment terms, no excuses (other than serious illness) accepted. awkward.com/wont-believe-…
Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of the Chairman of Scientology, David Miscavige, first learned about the story of Xenu from watching the "Trapped in the Closet" episode of South Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Child actress Danielle Bresebois, who played Archie Bunker's niece on "All in the Family," became the keyboardist of alt-rock band New Radicals, famous for "You Only Get What You Give" and "Someday We'll Know." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
The First Lady of the United States doesn't have to be the President's wife; the position can be filled by his daughter, niece, or sister instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Niece/Uncle Marriages Have a Name: Avunculate marriage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avu…
Comedian Retta (Parks and Rec) is the niece of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ret…
US President Theodore Roosevelt was a closer family relative to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (niece) than he was to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (5th Cousin) abouttheodoreroosevelt.co…
The first time the name "Jessica" was recorded in print was in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. The name ultimately comes from a Biblical character named Iscah, who was only mentioned once in one Bible verse as being the niece of Abraham's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Hitler's step-niece was the "only woman he ever loved". She was found dead in Hitler's apartment in 1931 after threatening to end their relationship. historyinanhour.com/2013/…
Gandhi invited naked underage girls (including his grand-niece) into his bed as a "spiritual experiment" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah…
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was actually FDR's cousin, and niece of Teddy Roosevelt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roo…
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of The United States, married his niece after his wife's death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of Confederate politician James Henry Hammond, who had documented sexual relations with three of his own young nieces, one of his slaves, his own daughter with that slave (who was 12 at the time), and his friend Thomas Jefferson Withers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The main protagonist in the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz book was a originally meant to be a young boy, but after his infant niece Dorothy passed away, L. Frank Baum changed the character to help ease his wife's distress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
The family of China's last imperial family live in obscurity and the niece of the last emperor went out of her way to marry a penniless husband descended from farmers to prove that she was part of the new China rather than the Imperial China articles.latimes.com/2012…
April, May and June Duck (Daisy Ducks nieces) have a different modernized design in the Netherlands disney.wikia.com/wiki/Apr…
The gender neutral term for niece / nephew is "nibling." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nep…

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