Bob Geldof

by ethnic on July 16, 2011

Bob Geldof  at the NYLON Magazine's May Issue Young Hollywood La

Birth Name: Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof

Place of Birth: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Date of Birth: 5 October, 1951

*Belgian [Flemish and Walloon], Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Bob Geldof is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, actor, and political activist. He is known as lead singer of rock band The Boomtown Rats.

Bob is married to French actress Jeanne Marine. He has three children, including model and singer Pixie Geldof, and late columnist, television personality, and model Peaches Geldof, with his former wife, television presenter and author Paula Yates.

Bob’s father was of half Belgian (Flemish and Walloon) and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Bob’s mother was Irish.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was Zenon Ulice Geldof (the son of Alphonse Marie Geldof and Zenobie Amelie Vanwonterghem). Zenon was Belgian, from Ypres, Flanders, and had both Flemish and Walloon ancestry. Alphonse was the son of Amandus Ludovicus Geldof and Barbara Rosalia Gillebert.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Amelia Falk (the daughter of Morris Falk and Rachael Abrahams). Amelia was born in London, of German Jewish descent.

Source: Genealogy of Bob Geldof (focusing on his father’s side) –

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andrew June 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

He is known as lead singer of rock band “The Boomtown Rats” and as political activist.

madman June 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm

*Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Irish (mother)

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