Famous people who were married to their rostvennikah
• Famous people who were married to their rostvennikah
In many countries the culture is not accepted to conclude a marriage between cousins or second cousins and sisters, but somewhere altogether illegal. However, public disapproval and, if it comes to that, medical indications, it seems a little worried about some people who one way or another have left their mark on history.
Thus, the 13 famous men and women who have entered into marriage with close relatives only as due to great love.
Gangster, robber and murderer Jesse James was probably the most popular culprit in American history. Attitude to it was ambiguous: someone recognized him almost a Robin Hood of the Wild West, some deservedly considered him a murderer who must suffer capital punishment.
In one of the quiet period of his "career" Jesse James was recovering from the wounds of his uncle, where it looked for a cousin Zerelda Mimms. Young fell into each other. After 9 years of courtship, April 24, 1874, James married lover. The couple have a son, Jesse Edward, daughter Mary Susan and twins who died in infancy.
Russian composer, born in 1882, is considered one of the most influential figures in the music of the XX century. Stravinsky fell in love with his cousin Catherine Gavrilovna Nosenko still in adolescence. In 1905, the couple wanted to get married, but met resistance from the church. Despite all the obstacles, the lovers were married in 1906, and they had children.
32nd US president is among such revered figures in the United States, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Roosevelt served as president from 1933 to 1945.
March 17, 1904, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, much to the dismay of her mother, married a distant cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, other American president. The pair lived in a marriage for 40 years and has acquired six children. Over time, their relationship has become in fact a political partnership of numerous novels Franklin and his wife's ambitions.
Johann Sebastian Bach
One of the greatest composers in history, too, did not resist temptations and completely succumbed to love. In 1707, shortly after taking the post of organist at the church of St. Blaise in Mühlhausen, Bach married his cousin Maria Barbara Bach. About their life together, little is known. The couple were born seven children, four of whom survived, and the two composers became even as their father. Mary died 13 years later, and a half year Bach married the singer Anna Magdalena Wilke.
English writer considered one of the pioneers of the genre of science fiction. As a Doctor of Science in Biology, Wells actively supported all the theories of Charles Darwin, who inspired many works of science fiction.
In 1891, HG Wells married his cousin Isabel Mary Wells. The couple divorced four years later, after it became known that the writer in touch with a student Amy Robbins. Wells soon married her, and the couple had children.
Another president on our list, this time the third - in the period from 1801 to 1809. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and a practicing lawyer, Jefferson was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence.
He married the widowed third cousin Martha Skelton Wales in 1772. Happy marriage, in which six children were born, lasted until Martha's death at age 33. More Jefferson never remarried, and the role of the first lady in the White House reprized his daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph, named after his mother.
One of the most famous scientists in the world remarried his first cousin on his mother's second cousin on his father and Elsa Einstein in 1919 after a seven-year relationship. The pair emigrated to the US in 1933, and three years later, Elsa died from heart problems. This was not a marriage of children.
The scientist was one of the most influential figures in world history. It is not known whether the Darwin principle guided his "survival of the fittest" when choosing a wife, but he was married to his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood. The couple were born 10 children, three died in infancy, while others were very painful, and the scientist was afraid that the reason was closely related ways. However, many of his children and grandchildren, have achieved considerable success in life.
Edgar Allan Poe
The founder of the detective genre, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809, earned a literary work until his death at the age of 40 years. In 27 years, the writer married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm. After a secret wedding ceremony in 1835, the pair led a quiet and peaceful life. After five years of unsuccessful treatment Klemm died at age 24 in 1847. It is believed that the serious illness of his wife and alcohol abuse greatly influenced the work of a writer who followed his wife in two years.
Jerry Lee Lewis
American singer and one of the founders of rock 'n' roll in 1957, at the height of his career, married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown. Despite assurances that the girl at the time still had 15 years, the musician's reputation has suffered irreparable damage. His songs have ceased to put a radio station, the public turned away from him. In 1960, Lewis has regained popularity, but the former glory has never reached.
Queen Elizabeth II
In 1934, long before they become the dolgopravyaschim monarch, Elizabeth II met with Philip, Prince of Greek and Danish. The couple married, and they had four children. Elizabeth and Philip had each other and third cousin sister.
Victoria became queen at the age of 18, after three older brothers and my father died, making it one of the young heirs to the British throne.
In 1840, the Queen was married to a cousin of Albert, Prince Consort. 20-year marriage, which was born nine children, was a happy and strong. It was a place not only of love and duty to the UK, but also dangerous - Prince Consort twice closed a queen from a bullet. At the age of 42 years, Albert died of an infection, and Queen Victoria until his death mourned.
Christopher Robin Milne
Son of the writer Alan Milne and Christopher Robin prototype in a collection of stories about Winnie the Pooh did not get along with their parents, it is obvious from the fact that they grow up they are not too interested, especially his mother. In 1948, Christopher Milne married his cousin Leslie Selinkurt, despite the resistance of the parents. In 1956, the couple was born first and only daughter, Claire, who later was diagnosed with "cerebral palsy". By the way, Christopher's mother had not talked to him for 15 years, until his death.