List of coupled cousins
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This is a list of notable individuals who have been romantically or maritally coupled with a first cousin. Worldwide, more than 10% of marriages are between first or second cousins. Cousin marriage is an important topic in anthropology and alliance theory.
- John Adams II (1803–1834), American government functionary and businessman, and his first cousin, Mary Catherine Hellen
- Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (c. 659 - c. 713), fourth Imam in Shi'i Islam and his first cousin, Fatimah bint Hasan
- Mark Antony and his first cousin, Antonia Hybrida Minor
- Josiah Bartlett (1729–1795), second signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and his first cousin, Mary Bartlett
- Ilsley Boone (1879–1968) and his first cousin, Ella Murray "Mae" Boone, founder of the American Sunbathing Association, which today is known as the American Association for Nude Recreation
- James Boswell (1740–95) (biographer of Samuel Johnson) and his first cousin Margaret Montgomerie married in 1769.
- Christine Boutin (b. 1944), French politician and her first cousin, Louis Boutin
- Wernher von Braun and his first cousin, Maria Luise von Quistorp
- Charles Bulfinch (1763–1844), American architect, and his first cousin, Hannah Apthorp
- Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer and his first cousin, Clodia
- Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798–1843) and his first cousin, Sara Coleridge
- Charles Darwin and his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood. Their respective siblings Caroline Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood III (1795-1880), entrepreneur, also married.
- Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954), American businessman and philanthropist, married his first cousin, Alice Belin, in 1915
- Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871), American diplomat and his first cousin, Emily Donelson (1807-1836)
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist, and his first cousin, Elsa Löwenthal née Einstein
- William Crowninshield Endicott (1826-1900), former US Secretary of War, and his first cousin, Ellen Peabody
- Ulises Espaillat, Dominican Republic liberal caudillo, and his first cousin Eloísa Espaillat
- Viriato Fiallo, Dominican Republic dissident, and his first cousin Prudencia Fiallo, daughter of his uncle Fabio Fiallo
- Vivian Fuchs (1908-1999), British explorer, and his cousin Joyce Connell
- Carlo Gambino (1902-1976), a mob boss, and his first cousin, Catherine Castellano
- Buddha Gautama and first cousin Yaśodharā
- André Gide, Nobel Prize-winning French author, and his cousin Madeleine Rondeaux
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American author, and her first cousin, George Houghton Gilman
- Carl Giles, cartoonist, and his first cousin, Joan Giles
- A. D. Gordon and his cousin, Faige Tartakov.
- Samuel L. Gouverneur and his first cousin, Maria Hester Monroe
- Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French general and later Marshal of the Empire, and his first cousin, Anne Gouvion
- Duncan Grant, Scottish painter, who was in a relationship with his male first cousin, the English writer Lytton Strachey.
- Bibb Graves, and his first cousin, Dixie Bibb
- Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer, and his first cousin, Nina Hagerup
- Shaykh Haydar and his first cousin Alam-Shah Begum
- Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-British economist, and his cousin Helene Bitterlich
- Alexander Herzen, Russian writer and political activist, and his cousin Natalya Zakharina
- Saddam Hussein (1937-2006), fifth President of Iraq and his first cousin Sajida Talfah (b. 1937)
- Jacob was married to two of his first cousins, sisters Leah and Rachel
- Ja'far al-Sadiq (700 or 702 - 765), Muslim scholar, and his first cousin, Fatima bint al-Hussain'l-Athram bin al-Hasan bin Ali
- Jesse James (1847-1882), American outlaw and guerilla, and his first cousin, Zerelda "Zee" Mimms (1845-1900)
- Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), leader of the 19th-century Icelandic independence movement, and his first cousin, Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir
- Naoto Kan (b. 1946), former Prime Minister of Japan, and his first cousin, Nobuko Himei (b. 1945), essayist
- Nobusuke Kishi (1896-1987), former Japanese statesman, and his first cousin, Yoshiko Kishi
- Kujō Michiie (1193-1252), Japanese regent, and his first cousin, Saionji Rinshi
- David Lean, British film director, and his first cousin, Isabel Lean (his first wife)
- Charles Lilburn Lewis and his first cousin, Lucy Jefferson Lewis
- Li Ka-shing, founder of Cheung Kong Holdings, married his first cousin Chong Yuet Ming, who died in 1990
- John Amory Lowell and his first cousin, Susan Cabot Lowell
- Rob Roy MacGregor and his cousin Mary Helen MacGregor of Comar, who married in January 1693
- Gerardo Machado, fifth president of Cuba, and his first cousin, Elvira Machado Nodal
- Maeda Toshiie, Japanese Daimyō in the 15th century, and his first cousin, Matsu.
- Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs (New Zealand), and her first cousin, William Gannin Ormsby
- Delarivier Manley, British playwright and political satirist, and her first cousin John Manley
- Francis Marion, American revolutionary leader also called the "Swamp Fox," and his first cousin, Mary Esther Videau
- Humphrey Marshall and his first cousin, Anna Maria ("Mary") Marshall.
- Abraham Maslow, father of humanistic psychology, and his first cousin, Bertha Goodman
- John Minor Maury and his first cousins, Eliza Maury
- Matthew Fontaine Maury married his first cousin, Ann Hull Herndon, sister of Captain William Lewis Herndon, who died on his ship SS Central America
- Darius Milhaud, French composer, and his first cousin Madeleine Milhaud
- Christopher Robin Milne, son of author A. A. Milne who was the model for the character Christopher Robin of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, and his first cousin Lesley Sélincourt
- Marina Mora, Peruvian beauty queen and former Miss Peru, and her first cousin Gustavo Mora
- Henry Morgan, Welsh privateer, and his first cousin Mary Morgan (daughter of his uncle Edward).
- William Morgan (c. 1640 – 28 April 1680) and his first cousin, Blanche Morgan
- Mōri Terumoto, Japanese Daimyo in late 15th and early 16th century, and his cousin (first wife), Minami no Kata.
- Gouverneur Morris Jr. and his first cousin, Martha Jefferson Cary
- Ignacy Mościcki, Polish chemist and president and his first cousin, Michalina Czyżewska
- Muhammad, Islamic prophet (c. 570 - 632) and his first cousin, Zaynab bint Jahsh
- Naoe Kanetsugu (1559-1620), Japanese samurai and Karō of the Uesugi clan in 16th and 17th centuries, and his first cousin, Osen.
- Ōtomo no Yakamochi (c. 718 - 785), Japanese statesman and waka poet in the Nara period, and his cousin, Sakanoue no Ōiratsume.
- Endicott Peabody (1857-1944) and his first cousin, Fannie Peabody.
- Edgar Allan Poe and his first cousin, Virginia Clemm (1822-1847)
- John J. Pettus (1813-1867), 23rd Governor of Mississippi, and his first cousin, Permelia Virginia Winston
- Peter A. Porter (1827-1864), lawyer, politician and a Union Army colonel, and his first cousin, Mary Cabell Breckinridge
- Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer, and his first cousin, Natalia Satina
- Satyajit Ray, Indian film-maker, and his first cousin, Bijoya Ray
- Lionel de Rothschild and his first cousin, Charlotte von Rothschild
- Nathaniel de Rothschild and his first cousin, Charlotte de Rothschild
- Anselm Salomon von Rothschild (1803-1874) and his first cousin, Charlotte Nathan Rothschild
- Mayer Carl von Rothschild (1820-1886) and his first cousin, Louise von Rothschild
- Hassan Rouhani (b. 1948), 7th president of Iran and his first cousin Sahebeh Rouhani née Arabi (b. 1954)
- Greta Scacchi, actress of Presumed Innocent, and her first cousin, Carlo Mantegazza
- William Stith and his first cousin, Judith Randolph
- Igor Stravinsky, composer, and his first cousin, Katerina Nossenko
- John Edward Taylor (1791–1844), 1821 founder of The Manchester Guardian (since 1959 The Guardian), in 1824 married his first cousin, Sophia Russell Scott.
- Toyotomi Hideyori, Japanese daimyō, a son of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and his first cousin Senhime
- Uthman Abu Quhafa (538 or 540 - 635), father of the first Rashidun Caliph, Abu Bakr and his first cousin, Salma Umm al-Khair (d. between 632 and 634)
- Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936), Peruvian writer and 2010 Nobel laureate, and his first cousin Patricia Llosa
- H. G. Wells (1866–1946), author, and his first cousin, Isabel Mary Wells (his first wife)
- William Whipple (1730-1785), signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his first cousin, Catherine Moffatt
- John A. Winston (1812-1871), 15th Governor of Alabama and his first cousin, Mary Agness Jones
- Henry Winthrop (1608-1630), son of founder and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and his first cousin Elizabeth Fones (1610 - c. 1673)
- Annie Henrietta Yule (1874-1950), film financier and breeder of Arab horses at Hanstead Stud in England, and her first cousin Sir David Yule, 1st Baronet (1858-1928), Scottish business based in British India
Royalty in Europe
Royalty outside Europe
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Satyajit Ray had an unconventional marriage. He married Bijoya (born 1917), youngest daughter of his eldest maternal uncle, Charuchandra Das, in 1948 in a secret ceremony in Bombay after a long romantic relationship that had begun around the time he left college in 1940. The marriage was reconfirmed in Calcutta the next year at a traditional religious ceremony
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