Henry David Thoreau
Author and Activist
Thoreau is my 5th Cousin 6 times removed on my mother's side. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Mayflower Passenger Richard Warren. In high school and college I wrote at least three different papers on Thoreau's works, particularly his views on civil disobedience, which directly influenced Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Likelihood of relationship: 80%