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Historical Figures Whose Descendants Looked Just Like Them 

Laura Allan
Updated June 14, 2019 33.2k votes 5.3k voters 197.8k views 12 items

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) 3 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

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

Age: 94

Birthplace: Plains, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Novelist, Military Officer, Author, + more

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