In many cultures around the world, it is frowned upon to marry your cousin, but this did not stop some famous people from getting married to their cousins. From famous scientists like Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin, to dictators like Saddam Hussein, historical figures have gotten married to their cousins over the course of time.
Wonders shall never end they say, some of these people are household names and you probably didn’t know the shocking revelation that they married their own cousin Albert Einstein Einstein held a lot of knowledge, but no knowledge of the dangers of procreating with a close relative. Einstein married Elsa Lowenthal (she had her last name from a previous marriage) who was Einstein’s first cousin on his mother’s side and second cousin on his father’s side. Queen Elizabeth II The current Queen of England
Marriage to close relatives also referred to as consangeniuos marriage is regarded as a taboo or incest in many cultures while it is generally acceptable and even celebrated elsewhere in the world. Let us have a look at some famous people who got involved in this type of marital union. Saddam Hussein: Saddam Hussein had many wives but his first wife, "Sajida Talfah" is his first cousin. Their marriage was planned from childhood and they were married in 1963. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip : Queen Elizabeth
Below are 10 interesting facts about Albert Einstein that most people don't know. 1.HE RENOUNCED his German citizenship when he was 16. When he was 16 years, he renounced his German citizenship and was officially state-less until he became a Swiss citizen in 1901. 2.