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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