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The DNA profile of Martin Luther

Are you descended from the originator of the Reformation?

Find out with a DNA origin analysis from iGENEA and also compare yourself with many other famous people!

From theology professor to the founder of a new denomination

Martin Luther's ideas for reforming the Roman Catholic Church could not be implemented, but found numerous followers, so that it finally came to the church split. His translation of the Bible influenced the development of society, culture and the German language.
His marriage to Katharina von Bora, a nun, produced six children. Even today, Martin Luther has numerous descendants. Through the Luther Surname Project, his Y-DNA profile could be determined.
Martin Luther belonged in the paternal line to the haplogroup I2a / I-L147.2.

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An Unexpected Journey: My Surprise Ancestral Connection To Martin Luther Through iGENEA DNA Test

My iGENEA DNA testing experience led me to an extraordinary genealogical revelation that connects me to Martin Luther, enhancing my understanding and perspective of my personal and historical identity. (P. Burgfried)

I must express, with deep sincerity, my fascinating experience upon taking a DNA test through iGENEA. The process began with a simple desire for genealogical understanding, and it evolved into a profound revelation in my family history. The essence of my excitement is the astonishing discovery that I share common ancestors with the revered historical figure, Martin Luther.

The entire experience with iGENEA was imbued with professionalism, precision, and above all, comprehensibility. Understanding your lineage, I've always thought, is like trying to find your way back through a maze you didn't create, but the coherence with which iGENEA presents complex genetic data made this labyrinth of the past far less daunting.

What was particularly compelling about their process was the meticulous level of detail. iGENEA does not merely hand you a list of presumed ancestors upon completion of the test. Instead, they offer a detailed report that starts from the larger picture of your genetic makeup and gradually zooms in, revealing your subclades, migratory patterns of your ancestors, and ultimately, surprising genealogical connections.

The result was daunting, humbling, and fantastically thrilling, all at once. You might imagine how I felt seeing Martin Luther's name linked to mine, in the unsteady light of my study room. The founder of Protestant Christianity was a passionate advocate for a personal relationship with God, pursuing a path many were afraid to tread during his time. While I had always admired Luther's courage and convictions, I never fathomed I might have a personal connection to him. iGENEA made this unforeseen connection very clear and provided contextual information making it all the more fascinating.

The most commendable aspect of iGENEA was their dedicated customer service. Following my extraordinary revelation, I naturally had a barrage of questions. Their team was patient, well-informed, and compassionate, enlightening my understanding and answering my queries with respect and politeness.

In conclusion, tracing back your lineage can be an overwhelming journey. Nevertheless, with a reliable and well-informed companion like iGENEA, it becomes an exciting and enriching learning experience. Though I ventured into it with modest expectations, I came away with a priceless treasure, a deeper understanding of myself and my place in the grand tapestry of history.

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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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