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The DNA profile of the Wettins

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The DNA of the House of Wettin

The Wettin dynasty represents an important princely house in German history. This dynasty rose from rather humble beginnings to the pinnacle of noble power and has left its mark on Germany and Europe to this day. The significance of the Wettin dynasty is particularly that they ruled a wide range of principalities and kingdoms under their name, including Saxony, Thuringia, Poland and Belgium.

The roots of the Wettins go back to the 10th century. They received their name because of their first recorded possessions, the county in Hassegau around Wettin Castle. In the course of time, they expanded their domain through clever marriage policies and thus acquired extensive lands and titles. In the High Middle Ages, the Wettins already owned several counties and margraviate, including the Mark of Meissen, which became the starting point of their further expansion.

The late medieval and early modern history of the Wettins is closely linked to the Electorate of Saxony, which they obtained by succession in 1423 and expanded to become the leading power in northeastern Germany. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Wettin rule was divided into two main lines, the Ernestine and Albertine lines, each of which ruled different territories in Saxony and Thuringia. With August the Strong, the Wettins even provided a king of Poland and grand prince of Lithuania.

The peak of the Wettins' power was the 19th century, when they ruled the Kingdom of Saxony, a progressive and culturally leading state in Germany. However, the Wettin dynasty ended with the end of the monarchy in Germany in 1918, although it is still represented on the European throne in the person of Albert II, King of the Belgians, and Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom.

Finally, it should not be forgotten that the Wettins also had a significant influence on the cultural development of the Saxon region. One thinks here of the promotion of art and music as well as patronage - the construction of the Semper Opera House in Dresden under the Wettin reign may be mentioned as an example. These cultural achievements are still part of the cultural memory of Saxony and underline the importance of the Wettins in German history.

The Wettins belong to the haplogroup R-M343 in the paternal line.

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A Remarkable Ancestral Odyssey: My DNA Connection to Die Wettiner with iGENEA

Finding a connection to the historic Die Wettiner lineage through an iGENEA DNA test has resulted in not only a fascinating glimpse into my heritage but also an awe-inspiring dive into history. From the seamless ordering process to the revealing results, this account details the remarkable journey. (M. Lächner)

Conducting a DNA test via iGENEA has turned out to be an astounding adventure, a leap into the past, back to a lineage I could scarcely imagine. But here it is, printed on paper and succinctly presented in the results of the DNA test - I, in some strange and ancient way, am connected to Die Wettiner, one of the supreme regal dynasties in European history.

From the very beginning, iGENEA presented itself as a reliable and user-friendly service. Putting the order through their website was straightforward. A well-packaged DNA test kit arrived within a few days. The instructions enclosed were precise and easy to follow. Sending the samples back was as straightforward as the initial process.

In just a couple of weeks, the intriguing results were in my inbox. Though waiting for it was a bit nerve-wracking, the efficient and timely communication from iGENEA made the waiting bearable. The results were compiled in an easy-to-understand format, revealing the stories written in my genes.

The most astonishing part of this odyssey wasn't just the discovery of my relationship to Die Wettiner. But instead, it was the immense historical background that this connection offered me. iGENEA provided not only genealogical results but also thorough and captivating historical insights about the lineage. The amount of detail and context regarding the potential paths and migrations of my ancestors was truly awe-inspiring.

Learning that I share common ancestors with the notable Die Wettiner lineage has had a profound impact on my personal narrative. It has ignited a newfound passion for history, specifically concerning my familial heritage. Nevertheless, this newfound knowledge has also brought with it a sense of responsibility, legacy, and connection to a grand past that I wouldn't have experienced without taking the test.

Regardless of whether you're a history enthusiast or just curious, I would recommend iGENEA, and their DNA tests, for a unique glance into your heritage. The discovery could indeed be a life-changing revelation, as it was for me.

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