Thanks. My mistake. Sarkozy has a lot of guts. Jackie Bouvier Kennedy? He is a Bouvier?
BTW - What was Jackie’s problem? I was a baby during “Camelot” (gag) but I heard her interviewed during the period and she lisped and sounded like someone with Downs Syndrome.
Jackie was a very quiet and discreet person, and as a First Lady, as well. She spoke in a very quiet, little firl-like voice. She is a Lady from another generation and another era. I don’t think she ever gave an interview to the press in her lifetime. I believe if she were alive today, she would be around 80.
Sarko’s maternal grandmother was Adele Bouvier. Adèle Bouvier (18911956) Nicolas Sarkozy’s grandmother, was a Catholic like the majority of French people. His grandfather Mallah,borna Sephardic Jew in Greece, converted to Catholicism upon marrying Adèle Bouvier, which had been requested by Adèle’s parents, and changed his name to Benedict.
Sarko’s father, and his paternal grandparents are Hungarian, belonging to the minor Hungarian aristocracy. They, too, were Roman Catholics, although there is some indication there were Protestants in that family, as well.
Genealogy is so fascinating. It can tell you so much about a persons roots and beliefs.