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Modern Descendants Of Historical Figures Who Work In The Same Field

Updated August 5, 2019 520.2k views10 items

Famous ancestry can serve as a blessing and a curse. While living descendants of historical figures enter the world with fame and prestige (or notoriety) already attached to their names, this heritage often comes with lofty expectations and preconceived notions. It’s no surprise most historical descendants prefer to shy away from the limelight of their ancestors, seeking to write their own story unencumbered by the reputation of their family tree.

Still, some decide to work in the field which made their family name famous. They prefer to embrace - not shy away from - their family legacy.