Weird History Historical Figures Whose Descendants Looked Just Like Them  

Laura Allan
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List Rules Vote up the descendants who look the most like their ancestors.

There are a few descendants of historical figures who bear a shocking resemblance to their ancestors. Some children look like their famous parents; occasionally, physical traits pass down through multiple generations. Whether it's a similarity in the eyes, nose, or the whole face, certain people are the spitting image of their historical forefathers. 

History books are helpful as they track the descendants of famous people like United States presidents, but there are occasions when finding historical figures' offspring is challenging. Some kings and emperors had numerous children, and their descendants are now all around the globe. 

Whether they are heroes or the biggest villains in history, many famous figures have produced familial doppelgängers.

Kim Jong-il is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Figures Whose Descendants Looked Just Like Them
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Wikimedia Commons

Age: Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

Profession: Politician

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Figures Whose Descendants Looked Just Like Them
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Getty Images

Age: Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer

Also Ranked

#3 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#7 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#67 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#59 on The Coolest Actors Ever

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Napoleon Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Figures Whose Descendants Looked Just Like Them
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Wikimedia Commons

Age: Dec. at 52 (1769-1821)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Profession: Politician, Military Officer

Also Ranked

#6 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#23 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#3 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#23 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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