Do dogs make cats? Do fdp’s big dogs make cute little kittens? That’s what we’re going to see today when we tell you about the fate of a few “sons of” and “daughters of” people who have left their mark on history in a bad way. Kind of a very, very bad sense. Without wishing to spoil you, you will learn in particular that one can be the child of a bloodthirsty dictator and yet become a completely respectable person. It’s a top full of hope after all.
1. Bin Laden’s son is a painter in Normandy
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Osama bin Laden, the late leader of Al Qaeda, had quite a few children, but the one with the most unusual fate was Omar bin Laden. The guy chose a completely different career from his dad since he came to settle in Normandy and became a painter. Nothing to do with the climate of the Afghan valleys, nor with the preparation of attacks. Unlike his dad, Omar is unlikely to do too much damage with his brushes.
2. Stalin’s daughter denounced her father’s dictatorship
Svetlana Alliluyeva is Stalin’s only daughter, and unlike her brothers, she openly opposed her father’s dictatorial regime. In 1967, when Stalin had already been quiet for more than 14 years, Svetlana managed to flee the USSR and hide in Switzerland before being welcomed by the United States. Upon arriving, she directly denounced everything her father had done, and she ended up changing her name to take that of Lana Peters and avoid a small assassination of the families. Towards the end of her life, when things had calmed down a bit on the USSR side, she tried to return to live there but was quickly pissed off, so she left. It’s not the anecdote of the century, but we had to tell you.
3. Yakov, son of Stalin who died in the Nazi camps
We are not going to do the whole family of the Little Father of the Peoples, but the story of Yakov, his eldest, is quite revealing of Stalin’s character. Yakov was from his first marriage, and as much to say that Stalin never loved him. He found him too weak and too soft, and no longer expected anything from him. The day that Yakov announced to his father that he was getting engaged, the two men argued on the phone and the son tried to kill himself, but failed. Stalin would then have swung: “He can’t do anything right. To say that he couldn’t even aim straight, I can’t have anything in common with him. » Not very affectionate of him, but the worst thing is that he managed to do even harder. In World War II, Stalin forced Yakov to go fight, and when Yakov was captured by the Germans, it didn’t affect him at all. The Nazis had offered Stalin to exchange his son for a marshal, which the dictator refused, considering that the life of a marshal was more valuable than that of a simple soldier. Yakov ended up dying in the camps, and dad never gave a shit. A very beautiful story.
4. Nicu, Ceausescu’s son, as horrible as his father
If the eldest of the Romanian dictator was never involved in his father’s affairs, the younger Nicu, he had been designated as successor to take over the head of the dictatorial regime. And as much to say that the guy was not tender: violent and alcoholic, he is best known for his forced relationship with the gymnast Nadia Comaneci. The athlete had returned from the Montreal Olympics with several medals and the love of an entire people, but Ceausescu took the opportunity to instrumentalize and isolate her in the capital so that she would be obedient and bring back other medals. During all this period when Nadia will live through hell, the son Nicu will take advantage of it to force her to engage in a relationship with him, which she has always refused. At the end of his father’s regime, Nicu was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but he did not serve his full sentence because he was ill. No justice here.
5. Jaffar, son of Amin Dada, who dubs commercials
Amin Dada, Ugandan dictator, is responsible for the death of tens or even hundreds of thousands of deaths in his country and remains probably one of the craziest dictators that we have seen in the 20th century. Of his 60 children, some have become as violent as he is, but others, like Jaffar Amin, have just gone their own way. The tenth child of the dictator has decided to stay in Uganda, but instead of living from crime, he lives from dubbing advertisements. It’s much less violent.
6. Vittorio, Mussolini’s son became a film producer
Vittorio Mussolini belongs to the category of those who dabbled in their father’s dirty business but miraculously got away with it. Because the Vittorio, he participated as an aviator in his dad’s campaigns and he loved it. Truly, he loved war and told of his fascination with bombing. Nevertheless, when his father fell, he only had to take refuge in Argentina to live his cushy life, without having to face justice. There, he opened a chain of Italian restaurants, then began to produce films, including some by Federico Fellini, and improvised as a film critic. And he never denied his father. On the contrary, he continued to praise it in different writings. A beautiful junk.
7. Saadi Gaddafi, footballer son of Muammar Gaddafi
The third son of the Libyan dictator had a career as a footballer and notably managed to access the Italian Serie A by joining the AC Perugia club in 2003. Only, even if he knew how to play football, everyone is agreed to say that he did not have the level of Serie A at all and that he owed his presence here only to political shenanigans (which the former owner of the club confirmed, saying that Berlusconi wanted to improve relations between Italy and Libya). In addition, Saadi only appeared twice on a team sheet, among the substitutes, and played only 15 minutes, but that did not prevent him from testing positive for doping. Superb feat. By the way, he was also a soldier for dad, but that’s seen and seen again.