What Happened To the Descendants of Famous Historical Figures?
August 3, 2010 4:32 PM Subscribe
Are there any published works that attempt to trace the descendants of famous historical figures, especially those we read about in ancient history?
For example, Cleopatra had children by Julius Ceasar and Marc Antony. One of her daughters was married off to Jubal, king of Numidia and Mauretania. What became of their children?
Looked at another way, who among those alive today can trace their lineage to the most distant dates? Royal families would seem to have the advantage here, but not necessarily.
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