Recently I had found out the great news that I AM related to Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon was not only one of the greatest French Military officers ever, he had also helped revive the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (OSMTH), also known as Knights Templar International founded in 1804 by the physician Fabré-Palaprat making Napoleon one of the most pivotal persons in modern French and most recent Templar history.
While I AM not his legal direct descendant, I AM certainly blood related to Napoleon making him my kin. You can see his official DNA results here that prove that he belongs to the EB1B1 Haplogroup with his specific YDNA (paternal) profile to be E1b1b1c1. My specific YDNA Haplogroup is E1B1C1C +123 which is very close to Napoleons. Please Maurice Bedard YDNA HaploGroup Certificate to verify that I AM speaking the truth.
Scientists had done the DNA tests with hair samples from Napoleon that were compared with a sample from Charles Napoléon Bonaparte, a descendant of Napoleons brother Jérôme Bonaparte. Both of Bonaparte descendant’s results matched and have been published in the Journal of Molecular Biology Research on 31.12.2011;
DNA was extracted from two islands of follicular sheaths located at the basis of two of his beard hairs, conserved in the Vivant Denon reliquary. The Y-haplogroup of Napoléon I, determined by the study of 10 NRY-SNPs (non-recombinant Y-single nucleotide polymorphisms), is E1b1b1c1*. Charles Napoléon, the current collateral male descendant of Napoléon I, belongs to this same Y-haplogroup; his Y-STR profile was determined by using a set of 37 NRY-STRs (non-recombinant Y-microsatellites).
E1b1 is likely to have originated in the highlands of East Africa’s Ethiopia, as this is the place with the high frequency of ancestral subclades of this haplogroup. E1b1 is the ancestor of the majority of E subclade lineages existing today. It has diverged into two subclades: E1b1a and E1b1b approximately 24-27,000 years ago (Cruciani et al. 2004).
The Napoleon DNA Project is a world wide effort currently being conducted by iGenea who is searching for other descendants of Napoleon. This is the same firm where I had my DNA tested as well. So, if you think you may be a long lost relative of one of the most famous modern Templars in recent history, now may be the time to have your blood tested to find out exactly who your ancestors are and what country or Tribe they had come from.
At this time, there are a total of 47 people who are said to be related to Napoleon that have been tested and compared to find genetic similarities.
The House of Bonaparte is an imperial and royal European dynasty founded by Napoleon I of France in 1804, a French military leader who rose to notability out of the French Revolution and transformed the French Republic into the First French Empire within five years of his coup d’état. Napoleon turned the Grande Armée against every major European power and dominated continental Europe through a series of military victories.
He installed members of his family on the thrones of client states, founding the dynasty.
“Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomini Tuo ad gloriam”