Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson are cousins

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Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson are cousins

Ancestry, the company that researched Taylor Swift‘s genealogy, revealed that the famous pop singer is a 6th cousin to the legendary American poet Emily Dickinson.

It seems that Taylor Swift’s passion for words is in her blood. A company researching Swift’s genealogy has revealed that the famous pop singer is related to American poet Emily Dickinson. Ancestry, a company that researches people’s genealogy, announced that Swift and the legendary American poet Dickinson are 6th cousins.

In the post made on the Ancestry Instagram account, the following statements were made:

“We need to calm down… but how can we calm down when we have big news? Famous American poets Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson are sixth cousins.”


Dickinson, who lived between 1830 and 1886, is known for poems such as ‘Hope, That Hairy Thing’, in which she depicts death as a carriage driver. According to Ancestry, Swift and Dickinson are descended from a 17th century English immigrant. Swift’s 9th great-grandfather and Dickinson’s 6th great-grandfather were among the first to settle in Windsor, Connecticut. Swift’s 2020 album ‘Evermore’ was announced on December 10, Dickinson’s birthday. At the time, some argued that the title of the album came from Dickinson’s poem ‘One Sister Have I in Our House’.

Swift referred to Dickinson at an award given by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Previously, Shakespeare expert Sir Jonathan Bate had compared Taylor Swift to Shakespeare and described the artist as ‘a true bard’.


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