List of orphans and foundlings

Famous orphans
Notable orphans and foundlings include world leaders, celebrated writers, entertainment greats, figures in science and business, as well as innumerable fictional characters in literature and comics.wikipedia
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Orphan

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Notable orphans and foundlings include world leaders, celebrated writers, entertainment greats, figures in science and business, as well as innumerable fictional characters in literature and comics.
Famous orphans include world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Andrew Jackson; the Hebrew prophet Moses and the Muslim prophet Muhammad; writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, and Leo Tolstoy; athletes such as Aaron Hernandez or Jacques Villeneuve.

Christopher Memminger

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Christopher G. Memminger, German American politician, raised in an orphanage
List of orphans and foundlings

Child abandonment

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Notable orphans and foundlings include world leaders, celebrated writers, entertainment greats, figures in science and business, as well as innumerable fictional characters in literature and comics.

United Nations

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According to the United Nations, the definition of an orphan is anyone that loses one parent, either through death or abandonment.

Amenhotep III

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Amenhotep III, pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty

Pharaoh

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Amenhotep III, pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty

Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt

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Amenhotep III, pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty

Hatshepsut

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Hatshepsut, pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt

Thutmose III

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Thutmose III, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty

Andal

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Aandaal, Tamil saint, found in a temple garden

Tamils

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Aandaal, Tamil saint, found in a temple garden

Antiochus III the Great

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Antiochus III the Great, Hellenistic Greek king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire

Hellenistic period

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Antiochus III the Great, Hellenistic Greek king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire

Greeks

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Antiochus III the Great, Hellenistic Greek king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire

List of Seleucid rulers

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Antiochus III the Great, Hellenistic Greek king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire

Seleucid Empire

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Antiochus III the Great, Hellenistic Greek king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire

Confucius

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Confucius, Chinese scholar & politician

Cyrus the Great

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Cyrus the Great, Persian emperor, orphaned in childhood

Esther

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Esther, Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus

Moses

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Moses, religious leader, given up as an infant

Sargon of Akkad

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Sargon of Akkad, ruler of the Semitic-speaking Akkadian Empire

Semitic languages

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Sargon of Akkad, ruler of the Semitic-speaking Akkadian Empire

Akkadian Empire

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Sargon of Akkad, ruler of the Semitic-speaking Akkadian Empire

Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children, orphaned early in childhood

Pulcheria

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Pulcheria, Roman ruler "Augusta Imperatrix"