Jörg Jenatsch

Jörg Jenatsch was an important political leader and defender of independence during the Thirty Years War in Graubünden (Grisons).

Jenatsch was born in 1596 in the Upper Engadine in the canton of Graubünden (southeastern Switzerland). He was assassinated in a tavern in Chur in 1639.

DNA testing of his skeletal remains exhumed from the cathedral of Chur determined his Y-DNA STR profile. This Y-DNA profile was confirmed by the analysis of three paternal descendants of Jenatsch’s paternal great-grandfather.