View Full Version : J2-M172 Y-DNA found among remnants of Napoleons army in Kassel, Germany.

09-08-15, 22:04
6 Y-DNA J2 Found in Napoleons Army!

"The greatest similarities revealed by Y-haplogroup and haplotype distribution were to populations that live in what are now the Benelux countries or the Alsace, supporting the theory that the individuals indeed were part of Napoleonic troops."
Das Leben in der napoleonischen Armee – interdisziplinäre Untersuchung eines Massengrabs aus Kassel, Hessen

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"In the early 19th century, the Brothers Grimm lived in Kassel. They collected and wrote most of their fairy tales there. At that time, around 1803, the Landgravate was elevated to a Principality and its ruler to Prince-elector. Shortly after, it was annexed by Napoleon and in 1807 it became the capital of the short-lived Kingdom of Westphalia under Napoleon's brother Jérôme. The Electorate was restored in 1813."