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George Sanders

by madman on June 27, 2018

Birth Name: George Henry Sanders

Date of Birth: 3 July, 1906

Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (now Russia)

Date of Death: 25 April, 1972

Place of Death: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Ethnicity:
*German, as well as 1/16th English, remote Scottish (mother)
*possibly European Royal and Russian (father)

George Sanders was a Russian-born English actor, singer, songwriter, music composer, and author. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for All About Eve (1950).

George was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the son of Margarethe Jenny Bertha (Kolbe) and Henry Peter Ernest Sanders. His family moved to England because of the 1917 Russian Revolution. His brother was actor Tom Conway. George was married to English actress Benita Hume, until her death.

His mother was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Though she was of almost entirely ethnic German descent, she had German ancestry lines that had lived in Russia, as well as Estonia and Poland, since the 1600s.

Regarding George’s father’s ancestry, Richard Van Der Beets wrote, in the biography George Sanders: An Exhausted Life (1989):

Recent disclosures, however, indicate that Henry Sanders was illegitimately born to a Russian noblewoman of the Czar’s court on October 20, 1868, that his real father was ‘a prince of the house of Oldenburg’ married to a sister of the Czar. At the time of Henry’s birth, there was an Anglo-Russian family living in St. Petersburg named Sanders whose mother Dagmar, was a lady-in-waiting to the Dowager Empress, and by means of this court connection Henry was placed in the care of the Sanders family who, although comfortably well-off, were also given substantial funds for his keep and education. ‘Only in recent years, and through a chance remark,’ Maragaret [George’s sister] reports, ‘did the truth of our father’s background eventually come to light’.

The complete story was confirmed to her by Mara Sanders, the youngest daughter and last surviving member of the Anglo-Russian Sanders family, who ‘gradually came to the conclusion that since all concerned were now no longer alive, she no longer need keep the secret’.

George’s maternal grandfather was Robert Wilhelm Kolbe (the son of Ernst Ludwig Ferdinand Kolbe and Wilhelmine Schilling). Robert was born in Saint Petersburg. Ernst was born in Międzylesie, Poland, of German descent. Wilhelmine was born in Düsseldorf, Germany.

George’s maternal grandmother was Mary Hoth (the daughter of Wilhelm Hoth and Elizabeth Kroug). Mary was born in Saint Petersburg. Wilhelm was the son of John Hoth, who was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to a German father and an English mother, and of Julie Karoline Bang, whose father was German. Elizabeth was the daugther of George Kroug and Sophie Juliane Baroth, whose parents were from Estonia.

Source: Genealogy of George Sanders – https://www.geni.com

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Herbert Grönemeyer

by Manila on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer

Place of Birth: Göttingen, Lower Saxony, West Germany (now part of Germany)

Date of Birth: 12 April, 1956

Ethnicity: German (including Baltic German), 1/256 Scottish, as well as distant Dutch and Swedish

Herbert Grönemeyer is a German musician and actor.

He is the son of Hella Carin (von Hunnius) and Wilhelm Grönemeyer.

Herbert was married to actress Anna Henkel, until her death, with whom he has two children.

Herbert’s paternal grandparents were Dietrich Grönemeyer and Lisette.

Herbert’s maternal grandfather was Herbert Arthur von Hunnius (the son of Theodor Woldemar Emanuel von Hunnius and Elly Ilse “Elise” Frey). Herbert was Baltic German physician, from Kiltsi, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia. Theodor was the son of Carl Arthur Woldemar von Hunnius and Johanna Fredrika Landesen. Carl’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John Drummond, was a Scottish military officer, from Perth. Herbert’s great-grandmother Elly was the daughter of Carl Nicolai Frey and Amalie Dorothea Johanna Siewerssen.

Herbert’s maternal grandmother was Wally Anna Marie Margareta Langheinrich (the daughter of Wilhelm Langheinrich and Marie Briet-Tretrop).

Source: Genealogy of Herbert Grönemeyer – https://www.geni.com

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Benjamin Ingrosso

by Manila on December 29, 2017

Birth Name: Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso

Place of Birth: Danderyd, Stockholm County, Sweden

Date of Birth: 14 September, 1997

Ethnicity: Swedish, Italian [including Abruzzese], as well as small amounts of Belgian Flemish, Danish, Dutch, and German [including Baltic German]

Benjamin Ingrosso is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

He is the son of actress Pernilla Wahlgren and choreographer Emilio Ingrosso.

Benjamin’s older siblings are DJ, music producer, and actor Oliver Ingrosso and singer Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso. His maternal uncles are actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren. His first cousin is DJ and electronic dance music producer Sebastian Ingrosso.

Benjamin’s paternal grandparents are Carmine Ingrosso and Melina Carmina, who are Italian, from Taranto, Taranto, Apulia.

Benjamin’s maternal grandfather is actor Hans Wahlgren (the son of Ivar Hugo Wahlgren and Nina Hanna Mariana Scenna). Ivar was an actor, and was the son of Carl August Wahlgren and Anna Amalia Mellgren. Nina was an actress, and was the daughter of Italian emigrant, Gustavo Scenna, of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, and of Elin Ingrid Charlotta Andersson.

Benjamin’s maternal grandmother is actress Christina Schollin (the daughter of Gustaf Henrik Schollin and Henny Elisabet Högfors). Gustaf was the son of Ernst Henrik Schollin and Cecilia Louise Liljedahl. Henny was the daughter of Jacob Fredrik Högfors and Alma Elisabeth Sophia Wahlström.

Benjamin’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandmother, Elisabeth Standoph.

Source: Genealogy of Oliver Ingrosso – https://www.geni.com

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Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso

by Manila on December 29, 2017

Birth Name: Bianca Melina Elisabeth Wahlgren Ingrosso

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 30 December, 1994

Ethnicity: Swedish, Italian [including Abruzzese], as well as small amounts of Belgian Flemish, Danish, Dutch, and German [including Baltic German]

Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso is a Swedish singer.

She is the daughter of actress Pernilla Wahlgren and choreographer Emilio Ingrosso.

Bianca’s brothers are DJ, music producer and actor Oliver Ingrosso, and singer and songwriter Benjamin Ingrosso. Her maternal uncles are actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren. Her first cousin is DJ and electronic dance music producer Sebastian Ingrosso.

Bianca’s paternal grandparents are Carmine Ingrosso and Melina Carmina, who are Italian, from Taranto, Taranto, Apulia.

Bianca’s maternal grandfather is actor Hans Wahlgren (the son of Ivar Hugo Wahlgren and Nina Hanna Mariana Scenna). Ivar was an actor, and was the son of Carl August Wahlgren and Anna Amalia Mellgren. Nina was an actress, and was the daughter of Italian emigrant, Gustavo Scenna, of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, and of Elin Ingrid Charlotta Andersson.

Bianca’s maternal grandmother is actress Christina Schollin (the daughter of Gustaf Henrik Schollin and Henny Elisabet Högfors). Gustaf was the son of Ernst Henrik Schollin and Cecilia Louise Liljedahl. Henny was the daughter of Jacob Fredrik Högfors and Alma Elisabeth Sophia Wahlström.

Bianca’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandmother, Elisabeth Standoph.

Source: Genealogy of Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso – https://www.geni.com

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Oliver Ingrosso

by Manila on December 29, 2017

Birth Name: Oliver Salvatore Gustavo Wahlgren Ingrosso

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 30 December, 1989

Ethnicity: Swedish, Italian [including Abruzzese], as well as small amounts of Belgian Flemish, Danish, Dutch, and German [including Baltic German]

Oliver Ingrosso is a Swedish DJ, music producer, and actor.

He is the son of actress Pernilla Wahlgren and choreographer Emilio Ingrosso.

Oliver’s younger siblings are singer Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso, and singer and songwriter Benjamin Ingrosso. His maternal uncles are actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren. His first cousin is DJ and electronic dance music producer Sebastian Ingrosso.

Oliver’s paternal grandparents are Carmine Ingrosso and Melina Carmina, who are Italian, from Taranto, Taranto, Apulia.

Oliver’s maternal grandfather is actor Hans Wahlgren (the son of Ivar Hugo Wahlgren and Nina Hanna Mariana Scenna). Ivar was an actor, and was the son of Carl August Wahlgren and Anna Amalia Mellgren. Nina was an actress, and was the daughter of Italian emigrant, Gustavo Scenna, of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, and of Elin Ingrid Charlotta Andersson.

Oliver’s maternal grandmother is actress Christina Schollin (the daughter of Gustaf Henrik Schollin and Henny Elisabet Högfors). Gustaf was the son of Ernst Henrik Schollin and Cecilia Louise Liljedahl. Henny was the daughter of Jacob Fredrik Högfors and Alma Elisabeth Sophia Wahlström.

Oliver’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandmother, Elisabeth Standoph.

Source: Genealogy of Oliver Ingrosso – https://www.geni.com

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