Tuesday, August 05, 2008

From Pauper to Posh

Spice Girl Victoria "Posh" Beckham descends from a buddy of Karl Marx.

Beckham, born Victoria Adams, is the great-great-great-granddaughter of revolutionary and artist Carl Heinrich Pfaender, suggests Hans Mueller, a historian from the southwestern city of Heilbronn.
Pfaender took part in the failed communist revolution of 1848 and was forced to flee to London where he worked as a miniaturist and painter to make ends meet.

Mueller said: "He certainly didn't get rich doing it - his wife was buried in a pauper's grave." [Link]
He should have just joined a girl group and married a soccer player.

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