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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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25 Comments
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
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
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
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
Sia Taylor
Shaking my head at Steve Jobs biological parents.
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May 17, 2020 1:14AM
Cheryl McMeekin
The man that raised me was my dad, all the way...
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Jul 28, 2020 8:10PM
Stafford Lombard
No person is illegitimate.
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Dec 9, 2020 5:16PM
Felicita Sonnino
Illigitimate or not the same thing we are the children of God
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Jun 3, 2021 4:34AM
Tina Marie Haddad Rhodes
Interesting but I don’t think it matters if they were born to parents who weren’t married or were married.
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Oct 25, 2021 11:43AM
tomczerniecki
Totally agree! Thanks Robert M
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Sep 16, 2021 4:16PM
Roy Tinis
Stafford Lombard, Well...Politicians!
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Apr 25, 2021 11:51AM
Veronica Luby-Hoey
Because we were everywhere!! Richard Perkins,
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Mar 29, 2021 4:30PM
Veronica Luby-Hoey
I despise the word illegitimate! But great info !!
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Mar 29, 2021 4:28PM
Dale Kalika
Do you think that maybe they were given up for a reason other than the parent (usually the mother because the father was only around for conception) was a loser??? Health, living conditions, monetary concerns, maturity, family pressure, are all valuable reasons. Not because they were losers.
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Mar 14, 2021 4:43PM
Patricia Berling
You were right. Anything more I should do? Should I turn off the oven? We can start it up later if necessary.
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Jan 22, 2021 4:57PM
Elsy O. Stromberg
Richard Perkins, His father was born in ireland.
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May 17, 2020 12:27PM
liltorchstang
I didn't know
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May 16, 2020 9:53PM

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