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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Napoleon the first
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:50:08 -0600
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iGenea's web page suggests Arab ancestry:
One of his ancestors, Francesco Buonaparte, has been called "il Mauro". His
ancestors can be traced back to the city of Sarzana in northern Italy. In
the the Middle ages this city has frequently been under attack by Saracens
who controlled the Mediterranean Sea at this time. Therefore, Napoleons
arabian ancestors probably came to Italy during the islamic expansion as
conqueror or merchants.

From: vernade didier [mailto:]
The "el Mauro" nickname mentioned on Igenea site could also have applied to
a sephardic jewish.

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