Kings never die. You know I was gonna say it. Aside from being a rap king, Eminem has been discovered to the descendant of an actual king who was known to fight off Vikings and Saxons. Hit the jump for this cool fact (hip-hop nerd).

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According to walesonline.co.uk., Eminem’s ancestor was a 9th century Welsh King called Rhodri the Great or often referred to as “King of Wales”.

Although being a King, Rhodri the Great spent most of his life fighting in battle and is said to have died during a Saxon invasion.

According to the online publication there are approximately, “12 centuries, 32 generations and four thousand miles between them”.

“Records on US family history site Geni show Eminem linked to leading US families before his lineage goes back to iconic figures in Welsh history like Hywel Dda and Rhodri Mawr.”

Who woulda knew.