Julian Assange

Assange in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: 3 July, 1971

Ethnicity: English, possibly other

Julian Assange is an Australian computer programmer, editor, publisher, activist, and journalist. He founded the organisation WikiLeaks in 2006, and served as its editor-in-chief.

His mother is Christine Ann (Hawkins) and his biological father is John Shipton. Julian’s surname comes from his stepfather, Richard Brett Assange. The surname Assange evidently originates with Au Sang, a Taiwanese who married a Torres Strait Islander woman on Thursday Island.

Julian’s maternal grandfather was named Warren Alfred Hawkins.

Julian’s maternal grandmother was named Norma Joan Carelton.

Source: Genealogy of Julian Assange (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. noone says:

    proof positive that many so called Nordic types are of Asiatic heritage because he looks typically northern European and not Chinese

  2. Christina says:

    He is of Irish and Scottish ancestry

  3. kay says:

    Assange was the name of his stepfather not his real one

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