Most Influential Illegitimate Children in History

Since parenting plays a major role in the eventual success of a child, illegitimate children are often frowned upon by society. However, despite the illegitimacy of their birth, some individuals have gone on to make a name for themselves in the annals of history. Here is a list of such influential illegitimate children in history.

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Birthday: 11 January 1755
Born In: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died On: 12 July 1804
Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Alexander Hamilton was born out of wedlock of Rachel Faucette and James A. Hamilton. Hamilton became a military commander in the 'United States Army' and later became one of the USA's founding fathers.

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Birthday: 1028
Born In: Falaise, France
Died On: 09 September 1087
Famous As: King of England (1066-1087)
William the Conqueror, also known as William the Bastard, was the illegitimate son of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, and Herleva. William later became the King of England.

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Birthday: 16 August 1888
Born In: Tremadog, Wales
Sun Sign: Leo
Died On: 19 May 1935
Famous As: Archaeologist
T. E. Lawrence was the son of Thomas Chapman and his partner, Sarah Lawrence. T. E. Lawrence was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer. He played a crucial role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

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Birthday: 15 April 1452
Born In: Anchiano, Italy
Sun Sign: Aries
Died On: 02 May 1519
Famous As: Polymath, Painter
Leonardo da Vinci continues to influence modern painters and professionals of various other fields. He was born out of wedlock to a peasant woman named Caterina and a wealthy legal notary named Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci.

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Birthday: 07 May 1919
Born In: Los Toldos, Argentina
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died On: 26 July 1952
Famous As: Actress

Eva Perón was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. She was the illegitimate child of Juan Duarte and Juana Ibarguren, who was the former's mistress.