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 and Jacques Villeneuve.

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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Hatshepsut

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Saint Nicholas

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Pulcheria

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