The Y-Chromosome STRs Profile of Louis XVII (1785-1795?)

The Y-Chromosome STRs Profile of Louis XVII (1785-1795?)

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Author(s): Gerard Lucotte, Christian Crépin, Thierry Thomasset

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.1899 71 292 44-75 Volume 8 - Feb 2019


We have studied by SEM-EDX some hairs from a lock of hair of the King of France Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette ‘s children. Among these hairs, the blond hair number three is covered with skin-cells and dandruffs. The mtDNA haplogroup of dandruffs of this hair is that of Marie-Antoinette ; the Y-STRs profile of this hair is that of Louis XVI, previously known. Consequently this hair is one of Louis XVII, one of Louis XVI’s son.


Y-Chromosome STRs Profile, Louis XVII, King Louis XVI ‘s Paternity


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