The Blank family is a family of Jews, some of whom converted to Orthodox Christianity in the Russian Empire, mostly notable as the immediate ancestry of the maternal grandfather of Vladimir Lenin according to various published researchers who suggest that Lenin's maternal grandfather was a Jewish convert to Christianity (Alexander Blank). Whether or not Lenin, whose matrilineal "Blank" surname also traces to non-Jewish German roots, was actually partly descended from the Jewish Blank family remains contested.
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... The Blank daughters married becoming Veretennikova, Ulyanova, Zalezhsky, Lavrova, and Ardasheva ... Currently, there are known 130 descendants of Alexander Blank ... The most notable is the family of Maria Alexandrovna Blank who married Ilya Ulyanov, parents of Vladimir Lenin (born Vladimir Ulyanov), and other notable revolutionaries ...
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“Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be describedand will be, after our deathsby each of the family members who believe they know us.”
—Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)
“Oh, blank confusion! true epitome
Of what the mighty city is herself,
To thousands upon thousands of her sons,
Living amid the same perpetual whirl
Of trivial objects, melted and reduced
To one identity, by differences
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