Nick Clegg

by ann on October 16, 2015

Birth Name: Nicholas William Peter Clegg

Place of Birth: Chalfont St Giles, England

Date of Birth: 7 January 1967

Ethnicity:
*English (paternal grandfather)
*German, Ukrainian, Russian, smaller amounts of Polish (paternal grandmother)
*Dutch (mother)

Nick Clegg is a British politician. He served as Leader of the Liberal Democrat party from 2007 to 2015, and, as such, was Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2015. He is the son of Nicholas Peter Clegg and Eulalie Hermance van den Wall Bake.

Nick’s paternal grandfather was Hugh Anthony Clegg (the son of The Rev. John Clegg and Gertrude Wilson). Hugh was of English ancestry. Nick’s great-grandfather John was the son of Simeon Clegg and Mary Brooke. Nick’s great-grandmother Gertrude was the daughter of John Wilson and Jane Short.

Nick’s paternal grandmother was Baroness Kira von Engelhardt (the daughter of Arthur von Engelhardt, Baron of Smolensk, and of Alexandra “Alla” Ignatievna Zakrevskaya). Arthur was born in Russia, and was of German ancestry. His family lived in Russia for many generations, and became Russian nobility. Alexandra was the daughter of Ignatiy Platonovich Zakrevsky and Maria Nikolayevna Boreisha. Her family was of Ukrainian, Russian, and smaller amounts of Polish, ancestry, and were part of the Count and Noble houses. Her family’s surnames included Zakrevsky, Boreisha, Zaslavsky, Pustovoyt, Razumovsky, Kochubey, Lizogub, Baranov, Demeshko, Apostol, Skoropadsky, Doroshenko, Mazepa, Zelenskiy, and Iskritskiy.

Nick’s maternal grandparents were Herman Willem Alexander van den Wall Bake (the son of Herman Adriaan van den Wall Bake and Eulelia Caroline Utermark) and Louise Hillegonde van Dorp (the daughter of Willem Anne van Dorp and Charlotte Wilhelmina Gericke). Nick’s mother Eulalie was born in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, to Dutch parents.

Source: Genealogy of Nick Clegg – http://www.geni.com

photo By Nick-Clegg [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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