Construction workers discovered the remains while renovating Leine Castle in Hannover, the former seat of the Hannoverian kings and home to Duke Georg Ludwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg — later King George I of England — and his wife, Sophia Dorothea, in the 17th and early 18th centuries.

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Royal rumors spread that the count was murdered on the orders of the vengeful Duke Georg, his body thrown in the river or buried in the castle walls. A body was never found.

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But the remains, which were found under the castle, yielded DNA that could be tested against the count's living descendants.


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