The most famous Salem witch trial descendants and relatives
Find out which celebrities can trace their ancestry back to this dark moment in history
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The infamous Salem witch trials of 1692 and 1693 claimed the lives of 20 people. In total, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft and more than 150 were arrested. The episode is heavily ingrained in American history and perpetuated through pop culture, but the souls lost and persecuted during that time aren't just present in our literature, media, and popular culture. From actors to the British royal family, their genes have spread far and wide over the course of three centuries.
Click through the gallery to discover the most famous descendants of those involved in the Salem witch trials.
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