Our same ancestor Sarah Newton Wells who is related to Isaac Newton is also related to Sir Francis Bacon, through her mother Sarah Bacon Newton. Both of these men died without heirs, leaving only distant relatives to remember them.
Sir Francis was a noted British politician, philosopher, and scientist. His connections at the royal court included Queen Elizabeth 1 and King James (of the KJV Bible), and some speculate that he wrote Shakespeare's plays. (Not our own birthday girl, however, who believes strongly in the Stratfordian position.) Within our own cousin group, he has two relatives to share his birthday (Eliza, now 14, and Julian Wells, 3 years old today). Perhaps that is a gift he would have liked: posterity.