Mueller said that Pfaender, who was born in 1819, fled to London after uprisings failed to oust Germany's monarch in 1848. He then started a new living as a miniature portrait painter until he died aged 57. "He certainly didn't get rich doing it. His wife was buried in a pauper's grave," The Sun quoted Hans, as saying.
The historian couldn't believe himself when he unravelled the link, which is worth 125 million pounds, with the 34-year-old pop star. In fact, he also contacted Posh's mum Jacqueline, who also confirmed his findings. "We've been aware of this for a while," said a spokesman for Posh.