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: Nevis, British West Indies
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died On: 12 July 1804
Famous As: Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
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
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
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
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.

5. Eva PerĂ³n

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

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.