The greatest sibling rivalries of all time

From historical figures to contemporary celebrities

Stars Insider

24/05/24 | StarsInsider


Since the days of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalry has been a favorite trope used by artists in both literature and film. For instance, a prominent theme of Shakespeare's 'King Lear' is the fierce competition between the three daughters, and adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' often portray high levels of competition between the detective and his brother. But ask anyone with a brother or sister and they'll tell you that sibling rivalry also exists in real life.

Feelings of competitiveness are particularly common in siblings who are close in age or particularly gifted and talented. It comes as no surprise, then, that some of the world's most successful artists, businessmen, and intellectuals are at loggerheads with their siblings.

Check out this gallery to explore some of the most famous sibling rivalries of all time.

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