Francesco (Petrarca) Petrarch

Francesco (Petrarca) Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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Francesco Petrarch formerly Petrarca
Born in Arezzo, Republic of Florence, Italymap
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Died in Arquà, Italymap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jun 2014
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Petrarch was engaged in a Church career and this restricted him from getting married. Even then, he fathered two children from a woman who is unknown to the posterity. He fathered a son named Giovanni in 1337 and a daughter named Francesca in 1343 and he legitimized both of them later. His son died of plague in 1361 and his daughter married Francescuolo da Brossanoin the same year. The couple had a daughter named Eletta. They joined Petrarch in Venice due to ravaging plague across Europe. Petrarch’s daughter Francesca and her family lived with him in Venice for five years (1362-1367). During these days, Petrarch lost his second grandchild Francesco. He moved to a small town called Aqua, near Padua, along with his daughter and spent his remaining life engaging in religious practices.

Children Giovanni (1337–1361) Francesca (born in 1343)


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On 9 Dec 2017 at 20:51 GMT Jennifer (Kraft) Stropes wrote:

Francesco Petrarca's DNA was tested by Carmelli et al. in 2003. The results can be found in the paper Genetic analysis of the skeletal remains attributed to Francesco Petrarca . The abstract states that "...molecular gender determination showed that the postcranial remains belonged to a male while the skull belonged to a female." This was likely a result of a violation of the remains that was reported to have occurred in 1630. 23andme MtDNA testing states that Francesco Petrarca belonged to haplogroup J2, hopefully this result is from the body and not the unknown female remains.

On 24 Nov 2017 at 19:49 GMT Stephanie (Gray) Carmon wrote:

One of my maternal matches on geno 2.0.

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