William the Conqueror

President Obama's grandfather

William the Conqueror

Genealogy and Ancestry of Barack Obama and the Other U.S. Presidents: GENEALOGY AND ANCESTRY OF JOHN ADAMS, 2ND PRESIDENT

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama & grandmother

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Henry I, King of England - The fourth son of William the Conqueror, Henry succeeded his elder brother William II as King in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He married Princess Matilda of Scotland to unite the Normans and Saxons.

John I, "Lackland", of England anothr one of my ancestors

President Barack Obama and his sister

Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and mother of Henry I, the first woman to be crowned Queen of England, was born in 1031. Her father, Baldwin V, was the Count of Flanders, and her mother Adela, was a daughter Robert II the Pious Capet, King of France. Statue is located in the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France.

Matilda of Flanders, queen consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror, by Carle Elshoecht (1850). Luxembourg Garden, Paris. Photo by Tosca

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George Washington, Freemason

George Washington

George Washington's Watch

Normandy France - the place where the ancestors of so many of us came from and made their way to England with William the Conqueror.

Work by George Washington from his youth.

George Washington

William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, brother-in-law of Queen Katherine Parr and one of Henry VIII's privy councillors. 17th paternal great grandfather.

President Barack Obama. Not only Pitt, Obama also shares genealogical links to six former U.S. presidents: George W. Bush (R), his father George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman and James Madison, according to New England Historic Genealogical Society.