silverwhistle (silverwhistle) wrote in oltramar,

MtDNA for the Montferrat siblings...

If anyone ever digs up Conrad or siblings, they should be able to do a Richard III-type MtDNA test: FSI Genetics: Molecular genetic investigations on Austria's patron saint Leopold III
The interesting element here is the analysis of Agnes of Germany: as Conrad's maternal grandmother, she is the source of his MtDNA, via her mother-line (daughter of Berta of Savoy, daughter of Adelasia of Susa, daughter of Berta degli Obertenghi of Ivrea, who d. 1037).These women's haplogroup is R0, which is more common in the Middle East, but not unknown in Italy.
Tags: conrad of montferrat, genetics, von babenbergs
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