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Subject: Re: [DNA] English genealogy (Charlemagne)
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:07:18 +0100 (CET)
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On Thu, 18 Mar 2010, Carol Botteron wrote:

> Speaking of number of descendants ... if a person is of European
> descent, what is the probability that s/he is descended from
> Charlemagne (a.k.a. Chuck the Prolific)?

Do not trust that only he was prolific.
As a very good example serves Camillus prince of Rohan *1801 +1892
(also a descendant of Charlemagne).
Since his wife Adelheid Eulalia Ludovica Maria princess
of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg could not have any children
he 'had to have' more that 80 bastards (one of them was 3xgrandfather
of my wife).

Descendants of Charlemagne should be more that 10,000 - 50,000 nowadays.

Ludvik Urban

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