Internet people have gathered to know whether the incredible actor Christopher Lee had ancestry related to the Former Holy Roman emperor Charlemagne.
Christopher Lee was a veteran British actor and author whose remarkable contributions to the movie industry are always short of applause and compliments.
He started his career shortly after the end of the second world war in 1948 and worked actively for 67 years till his demise in 2015. Lee was a combatant in World War II and a Royal Air Force flight lieutenant from 1941 to 1946.
Is Christopher Lee Related To Charlemagne?
It turns out Sir Christopher Lee, a legendary English actor, is indeed related to Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great.
Lee published a symphonic metal album honoring the first Holy Roman Emperor in 2010, but his excitement may have been a little too much. But, scorching his family tree and ancestral background, people have concluded that the relationship is genuine.
The Reddit community believes his lineage with the man of a European history book.
A Reddit user u/PaintedScottishWoods posted six years ago about Christopher Lee being a direct descendant of Charlemagne. He also wrote about the “Drift Analysis” and explained the ancestral relation of Asians with Genghis Khan, just like Europeans with Charlemagne.
Every human on the planet is somehow related to each other. According to Scientific American, “Humanity’s most recent common ancestor and so-called genetic iso-point illustrate the surprising connections among our family trees.”
Humanity’s family tree is far more intertwined than we realize. Even Bible says that all human beings are sons and daughters of the sins of the first human duo, Adam and Eve.
And because Charlemagne lived before the iso-point and had living offspring, everyone with European heritage is directly derived from him, including Christopher Lee.
Christopher Lee Net Worth And Career Earnings
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Lord of the Ring star had an immense net worth of $25 million at his demise.
He gathered this enormous amount of money from his 67 years of an acting career. Within that period, Lee has played in hundreds of movies and tv shows; at some point, twenty-five million will fall short.
Nevertheless, all this money was spent on his outstanding expenses and probate. According to the Daily Mail, very little money was left after paying these expenses. In the aftermath of Christopher Lee’s death, the only known sum of cash was $63,772 (£48,221).
However, most of Lee’s assets were in the United States, where he had lived for many years. His wife and daughter survived him, with the former inheriting his riches.
Christopher Lee Played In The Most Popular Franchises
Lee had a long career as a villain, and he played Count Dracula in seven Hammer Horror films, performing the part nine times and being the only actor to portray Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes.
Moreover, other cinematic roles he has played include Count Dooku in multiple Star Wars films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film, and Saruman in both the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the Hobbit film trilogy from 2001 to 2003.