Obama descended from Leiden Pilgrim Fathers
Historical research shows that US President-elect Barack Obama is descended from the Pilgrim Fathers who left the Dutch town of Leiden in 1620 to found the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts.
LEIDEN - Leiden's culture alderman revealed that Mr Obama's ancestors were among those who arrived there from Britain in 1609 seeking religious freedom.
The nonconformist Puritans lived and worked for eleven years in Amsterdam and Leiden before sailing to America, some of them on the Mayflower.
Mr Obama is the seventh American president directly descended from Leiden's Pilgrim Fathers.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]