The birth of royal baby Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge took the world by storm this week. The name chosen by Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, did not come as a great surprise, as he follows a long line of royal Georges, including his great-great-grandfather, King George VI, pictured at left in 1926.
But "George" is my no means a name limited to royalty. Read on to see a list of some of the most famous Georges.
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The father of the United States, Washington led the American Revolution against another George -- the tyrannical British monarch King George III.
George Washington Carver
A famed agricultural scientist and teacher, Carver worked at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama for most of his career. Carver was born a slave in approximately 1864 and in the 1890s, became the first black student to enroll at Iowa State Agricultural College, where he studied botany. Well known for his scientific research, especially on the innovative use of peanuts, Carver used his fame to promote both scientific and social causes.
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The Beatles' guitarist, who passed away in 2001, was one of rock music's greatest Georges.
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Pop musician George Michael hit the scene with his peppy duo Wham! in the 1980s. Despite a few runs ins with the law, he has kept his music career going ever since.
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George Michael Bluth
A favorite character in the cult television hit "Arrested Development," Bluth, played by Michael Cera, was recently resurrected in the long delayed fourth season of the series.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
Known to most only by his nickname, "Babe," this baseball legend has been a George all along.
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The lead singer of the 1980s band Culture Club is famous for his glamorous, androgynous style.
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The awkward, annoying, but somehow lovable Constanza was Jerry Seinfeld's best friend on the long-running sitcom "Seinfeld."
The actor, director and humanitarian is known for roles in films like "Ocean's Eleven," "Michael Clayton" and "Up in the Air."
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Nearly as famous for his perpetual dark tan as his acting, Hamilton has enjoyed a long career in show business.
Foreman, shown here squaring off with Joe Frazier in 1972, was a boxing champion. Post-retirement, he has enjoy a lucrative second career selling his self-named tabletop grills
. Foreman is a father of 12, including five sons, all named George Edward Foreman.
George of the Jungle
The Tarzan parody character was created by the same animators who made the popular 1960s cartoon series "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show." A live-action movie version of "George of the Jungle" was made in 1997, starring Brendan Fraser, pictured here.
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General George S. Patton
U.S. Gen. George S. Patton, christened "Blood and Guts" by his men, is seen here on May 21, 1945 at his last press conference at his headquarters in Germany. Gen. Patton's armored advance across France and Germany in 1944 and 1945 made a significant contribution to Allied victory in World War II. He died in Heidelberg, Germany in 1945 after being injured in a car accident.
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Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin was a french writer more commonly known by her pen name "George Sand."
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George Jefferson (played by Sherman Hemsley) has been called the black Archie Bunker and that makes sense; besides being an intolerant, bigoted schemer, he first appeared as Archie's neighbor in "All in the Family."
George owned several successful dry cleaning stores in Manhattan, making him one of the first affluent black lead characters on television.
Known as "The Prime Minister of Funk," Clinton was a pioneer of funk music in the 1970s as the rainbow-haired leader of bands Parliament and Funkadelic.
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A soccer star from Northern Ireland, seen here in the mid-1960's, Best won the Golden Ball award in 1968 as the best player in Europe, winning that same year the European Champions Cup with Manchester United. He also won two top-flight league titles with United in 1965 and 1967.
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One of the most beloved character's in children's literature, this curious primate was created by Margret and H.A. Rey in the early 1940s.
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Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush
The father and son served as the nation's 41st and 43rd presidents, respectively.
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George Bernard Shaw
Irish author and dramatist George Bernard Shaw poses at his desk in this photo from July 1947, just a few days before his 91st Birthday. A prolific writer and thinker, Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.
Husband to Jane and father to Judy and Elroy, Jetson was the quintessential 1960s TV dad, from the future.
George "the Animal" Steele
Okay, his real name is William James Myers, but in the arena of professional wrestling, he goes by George.
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British mountain climber George Mallory, who died while scaling Mount Everest in 1924, is seen here in 1909 on the Moine ridge of the Aiguille Verte mountain in France.
While Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa are considered the first to have summited Everest, the question endures -- were they really first? Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine led a 1924 British expedition assault on Everest and failed to return, but ever since speculation continues that they may have been the first to reach the highest point on the planet.
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The Japanese-American is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek. Takei is also an activist, speaking out about gay rights, Japanese-American relations and human rights.
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A country music legend, Jones became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1956 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992. Jones passed away at the age of 81 in April 2013.
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The comedian, famous for his ever-present cigar, enjoyed a long and successful career that spanned vaudeville, movies, radio and television. The veteran entertainer passed away in 2009 shortly after reaching his 100th birthday.
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One of stand-up comedy's all-time greats, Carlin was known for his sharp humor and was famous for his "Seven Dirty Words" routine which became central to a Supreme Court ruling on obscenity. Carlin passed away in 2008, just a few months before he was scheduled to receive the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for humor.
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As the creator of both Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Lucas is one of Hollywood's most successful directors.
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Gen. George Armstrong Custer
Though he developed a strong reputation as a cavalry officer during the American Civil War, Custer is ultimately known for his disastrous "last stand" in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, in which he and all his men were killed fighting against coalition of Native American tribes who were resisting a forced move to a reservation in the Montana territory.
Nicknamed "Queen of American Lakes," this is one of the most scenic destinations in upstate New York. Located in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Lake George has been a popular summertime destination for centuries.
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