French politicians Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande may not have much in common when it comes to how they think the country should be run, but they may have one unassailable connection: a common ancestor.Sarkozy and Hollande, both of who are running for president in May, are descended from farm laborer Claude Labully-Berty, who lived in the village of Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers in the French Alps 400 years ago, author Jean-Louis Beaucarnot claims in the second volume of his book ‘The Political World.’
The Telegraph reports that, Sarkozy is descended from Labully-Berty’s son Pierre and Hollande’s ancestor is the laborer’s son Claude, making them cousins,
The Labully-Bertys climbed the social ladder in the mid-19th century, when one family member invented France’s famous Labully cake, still eaten today, according to France Soir.
Last year, Beaucarnot claimed that Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s ancestor was a 19th century pimp.
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