I was just thinking the other day about how in TAA, two of the characters are Nero and Genghis. Both of those names are names of emperors. Does this happen in other places in the series, where two or more names are historically related?
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Upon first glance at a list of ASoUE characters, I can only find a couple minor characters of the castaways in TE being named after historical people:
- Jonah and Sadie Bellamy - Named after Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, an 18th-century pirate who was shipwrecked off Cape Cod. - Sherman - An Islander who assists Robinson into rinsing out the seaweed. He is named after General William Tecumseh Sherman, who survived two shipwrecks (or from William Pène du Bois's The Twenty-One Balloons).
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Oh true (Claus and Sunny von Bülow), and Isadora & Duncan Quagmire are a reference to acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan, who famously died because her long scarf got caught in a wheel of the car she was driving.
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The castaways also include Bligh and Fletcher, from the Bounty mutiny. (Apparently Byam is from as fictional version of this, but Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian were real. It's also possible that Thursday is an allusion to this, as Fletcher Christian had a son called Thursday, though the more obvious explanation is just the link with Friday: and Friday, of course, is fictional, from Robinson Crusoe.)
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