RID=45796167; UP=11; DN=10John Cage (1912-1992)
American Composer
John Milton Cage was an American experimental music composer, writer, and visual artist. He is most widely known for his 1952 composition 4'33", whose three movements are performed without playing a single note.

Relationship: 9th Cousin 1 times removed

RID=25451577; UP=12; DN=9Gregory Peck (1916-2003)
American Actor
Eldred Gregory Peck was an Oscar-winning actor and is considered one of the most handsome leading men of all time. He acted in films such as "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Twelve O'clock High", "The Guns of Navarone", and "McArthur".

Relationship: 8th Cousin 3 times removed

RID=17035302; UP=12; DN=9T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
American-born British Poet
Nobel prize winning poet T.S. Eliot is considered one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century. His most famous works are "The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land".

Relationship: 8th Cousin 3 times removed

RID=104806839; UP=11; DN=11Frank Whittle (1907-1996)
British Inventor
Not many people took Frank Whittle seriously when he introduced his plans to create a jet engine. As an officer in the Royal Air Force, he helped to change the face of military tactics.

Relationship: 10th Cousin

RID=53214683; UP=11; DN=12W. G. Grace (1848-1915)
English Cricketer
A great cricketer, W. G. Grace brought the game of cricket to a new level of technique and fame. His development of modern batting and his amazing ability, made cricket one of the first spectator sports.

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RID=14230539; UP=13; DN=10William Lamb (1779-1848)
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne served as prime minister in 1834 and 1835-1841. He was a mentor to Queen Victoria, and was noted for his ability to find the political middle ground. Melbourne, Australia is named for him.

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RID=19898140; UP=24; DN=0Robert Peel (1788-1850)
American Police Officer
Robert Peel was the originator of the modern concept of the police force. He reformed British criminal law and established the Metropolitan Police Force.

Relationship: Distant (22) Great Grandfather

RID=16810926; UP=11; DN=2George Soule (1595-1679)
Mayflower Passenger
George Soule signed the Mayflower Compact and was one of the 102 original pilgrims to land in Plymouth.

Relationship: 1st Cousin 9 times removed

RID=9068658; UP=18; DN=0Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)
English Author
Often called the father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was an English author, poet, and courtier known especially for his "Canterbury Tales".

Relationship: 16th Great Grandfather

RID=15977916; UP=7; DN=5Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
American Aviator
Amelia Mary Earhart was an early female pilot who broke new ground for women in aviation. She disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while trying to fly solo around the world.

Relationship: 4th Cousin 2 times removed

RID=4159538; UP=9; DN=7Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)
American Writer
Edgar Lee Masters is the author of several biographies, books of poetry, plays and novels. His most famous work is "Spoon River Anthology" which was inspired by his experiences growing up in Illinois.

Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed

RID=6437756; UP=10; DN=7William Osler (1849-1919)
William Osler has been called one of the greatest icons of modern medicine, the Father of Modern Medicine, which is what he considered Avicenna to be.

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RID=13467088; UP=10; DN=8Georgia O'Keefe (1887-1986)
American Painter
Georgia O'Keefe is well-known for her abstract and close-up paintings of flowers.

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RID=14023161; UP=10; DN=8John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
American Author
John Steinbeck's writing is characterized by portrayals of working class families in California. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his most famous works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

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RID=96993368; UP=10; DN=10Truman Capote (1924-1984)
American Author
His works have become film legends, such as Breakfast at Tiffany's. Born Truman Persons, he wrote the screenplays of many films, as well as creating the short story "Miriam" which won an O. Henry Award.

Relationship: 9th Cousin

RID=25175565; UP=13; DN=7F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)