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6 illegitimate children who grew up to change the world

For centuries, children born out of wedlock had been subjected to oppression and discrimination of various kinds due to their low social status. Nevertheless, some illegitimate children grew up to become legends.



Did you know these people were illegitimate children?


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sekrob
In Colombia the son of a washing woman rose to become president of the country. Keep up stories like these to instruct and inspire us to treat everybody with respect regardless of origin, education, color of skin, etc
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May 16, 2020 6:56PM
ninakamwene
Very interesting how these famous folks came to the world. I am one who did not know that my father was not my biological father until both my mother and father transitioned. I always wondered why I was so different from my siblings. It turns out my bio dad was a high school science teacher, hence my love for science. I am the only one who left Kenya and was in a position to support the family after I came to America. Everything happens for a reason. I am glad my step father treated me like I was his own, and forbade my siblings from ever telling me I was not his. I would not want to change my life path so far.
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May 22, 2020 12:53AM
Elsy O. Stromberg
Richard Perkins, His father was born in ireland.
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May 17, 2020 12:27PM
Tina Holmes
Better to have one good parent than two warring ones.
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May 17, 2020 10:38AM
Robert Mookerdum
Nobody in this world is Illegitimate.In Germany they changed the term 'Uneheliche Kinder' in 'Nicht Eheliche Kinder', meaning children of unmarried couples than children of illegitmate birth.
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May 17, 2020 5:53AM
Sia Taylor
Shaking my head at Steve Jobs biological parents.
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May 17, 2020 1:14AM
liltorchstang
I didn't know
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May 16, 2020 9:53PM
Lorna Desouza
Wow 😳 to reading these facts. God bless them.
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May 16, 2020 7:34PM
sekrob
Richard Perkins, there were a lot of foreigners living and/or fighting for independence in the South American nations. Even in the US there was a Lafayette, a L'Enfant etc. In Venezuela and Colombia (not ColUmbia) there were Sindici (Italian), James Rook (commander of the British Legion), Soublette, O'Leary and others
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May 16, 2020 6:52PM
jch
jch
I did not and it does not matter to me. There.
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May 16, 2020 5:22PM
L Lh Adams
Richard Perkins, There are many different peoples in Latin America. I traveled a lot in the '70s and '80s to Central and South America and was surprised at families that looked more European than I.
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May 16, 2020 5:01PM
Richard Perkins
How did a Chilean get an Irish name?
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May 16, 2020 10:35AM
vudu
I admire all of those people who rose from troubled pasts to bring themselves up in the world. God bless them . Those who gave them up were the real losers! Enjoyed these educational facts. Thank you.
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May 16, 2020 6:14AM
Tom Allen
I guess the world is glad they were not aborted
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May 16, 2020 5:50AM
Rockin' D (See Tagged Profile for Images photos)
Yes, "GOOD FOR THEM!" NICE TO READ ABOUT.... SUCCESS IN CHALLENGING PASTS!! (I say that nicely!!)
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May 15, 2020 11:53PM

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