• Although young, Betelgeuse has probably exhausted the hydrogen in its core—unlike its OB cousins born about the same time—causing it to contract under the force of gravity into a hotter and denser state.
  • Wikipedia: Betelgeuse
  • At Easter in 1180, the two factions were divided even further when Raymond and his cousin Bohemond III of Antioch attempted to force Sibylla to marry Baldwin of Ibelin.
  • Wikipedia: William of Tyre
  • During Æthelbald's youth, Penda's dynasty ruled Mercia; Ceolred, a grandson of Penda and therefore a second cousin of Æthelbald, was king of Mercia from 709 to 716.
  • Wikipedia: Æthelbald of Mercia
  • Edgar Poe first met his cousin Virginia in August 1829, four months after his discharge from the Army.
  • Wikipedia: Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
  • Elizabeth had her own problems with adherents of her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Spanish.
  • Wikipedia: Cologne War
  • France found the prospect of the emperor's cousin on the English throne disagreeable and engaged in secret talks with Northumberland, indicating support.
  • Wikipedia: Edward VI of England
  • Hancock continued to fly in retirement, joining his cousin Lang, also a pilot, in promoting the Pilbara mining district.
  • Wikipedia: Valston Hancock
  • His charming, intelligent, and cultured cousin Emma Wedgwood, nine months older than Darwin, was nursing his invalid aunt.
  • Wikipedia: Charles Darwin
  • His cousin Humphrey, despite his cooperation with the authorities, met his end at Red Hill near Worcester.
  • Wikipedia: Gunpowder Plot
  • His playing of a mouth organ during a bus journey to visit his cousin in Scotland caught the driver's ear.
  • Wikipedia: John Lennon
  • However, cousins can only be found and rolled up after the game is beaten.
  • Wikipedia: Katamari Damacy
  • If he had been in exile, Constantine may have returned to Pictland where his cousin Donald II became king.
  • Wikipedia: Constantine II of Scotland
  • In 1670, Charles granted control of the entire Hudson Bay drainage basin to the Hudson's Bay Company by royal charter, and named the territory Rupert's Land, after his cousin Prince Rupert of the Rhine, the company's first Governor.
  • Wikipedia: Charles II of England
  • In 1890 she accepted a luncheon invitation from Lady Rosebery's cousin Ferdinand de Rothschild and toured Waddesdon Manor albeit eating in a separate dining room to the Jewish members of the party.
  • Wikipedia: Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery
  • In 1926 and 1927, the Second Circuit was strengthened by the appointments of Thomas Walter Swan and Hand's cousin Augustus Noble Hand.
  • Wikipedia: Learned Hand
  • In 1949, Ray married Bijoya Das, his first cousin and longtime sweetheart.
  • Wikipedia: Satyajit Ray
  • In February 1603, the death of Catherine Howard, Countess of Nottingham, the niece of her cousin and close friend Catherine, Lady Knollys, came as a particular blow.
  • Wikipedia: Elizabeth I of England
  • In January 1924, she visited Paris with her recently widowed cousin Corinne Mustin, before sailing to the Far East aboard a troop carrier, USS Chaumont (AP-5).
  • Wikipedia: Wallis Simpson
  • In the Northern Isles, James's cousin Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, resisted the Statutes of Iona, and was consequently imprisoned.
  • Wikipedia: James VI and I
  • It is claimed that his paternal lineage goes back to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, through the Prophet's daughter Fatima and cousin Ali.
  • Wikipedia: Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
  • James ultimately pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his abuse of Fleury and his cousin Todd Holt.
  • Wikipedia: Theoren Fleury
  • Juliet's cousin Tybalt, incensed that Romeo had sneaked into the Capulet ball, challenges him to a duel.
  • Wikipedia: Romeo and Juliet
  • Julius and the Venetians insisted that Maximilian Sforza be permitted to keep the Duchy of Milan; Emperor Maximilian and Ferdinand conspired instead to have one of their cousins installed as duke.
  • Wikipedia: War of the League of Cambrai
  • Justin II brought Armenia under his protection, while Roman troops under Justin's cousin Marcian raided Arzanene and invaded Persian Mesopotamia, where they defeated local forces.
  • Wikipedia: Roman–Persian Wars
  • King John had given or recognised Donnchadh's possession of this territory, and that of Donnchadh's nephew Alaxandair (Alexander), as a reward for his help; similarly, John had given Donnchadh's cousins Ailean and Tómas, sons of Lochlann, a huge lordship equivalent to 140 knight's fees that included most of northern County Antrim and County Londonderry, the reward for use of their soldiers and galleys.
  • Wikipedia: Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick
  • Many historians consider Olimpia Maidalchini, the sister-in-law of Pope Innocent X (1644 - 1655), to have been a de facto Cardinal Nephew; the position was formally held by her son, Camillo Pamphili, then her nephew, Francesco Maidalchini (after Pamphilj renounced his cardinalate in order to wed), and (after Francesco proved incompetent) Camillo Astalli, her cousin.
  • Wikipedia: Cardinal-nephew
  • Martijn Icks in Images of Elagabalus (2008; republished as The Crimes of Elagabalus in 2012) cites the unreliability of the ancient sources and concludes that it was the emperor's unorthodox religious policies rather than his sexual behavior that so alienated the power elite of Rome that his grandmother saw fit to eliminate him and replace him with his cousin.
  • Wikipedia: Elagabalus
  • Matilda was the daughter and only surviving legitimate child of King Henry I, but following her father's death in late 1135 her cousin Stephen, the son of Henry's sister, had seized the crown.
  • Wikipedia: Gilbert Foliot