Tag: Biographies

The Spanish Dancer and the King

In a previous post, we took a look at the life of Ludwig, the Mad King of Bavaria.  (Please see this post:  http://www.historynaked.com/ludwig-mad-king/)  He was not the only odd ball in the Wittelsbach family.   The grandfather for which he was named had a distinctly overbearing personality and an obsession beautiful actresses.  Ludwig came to the […]

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“The Motorcycle Queen of Miami” Bessie Stringfield

To say she was an amazing woman would be an understatement. She was the first African-American woman to ride across the United States solo, and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle dispatch riders for the United States military. Stringfield was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1911 to a black […]

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Ludwig the Mad King

The Wittelsbachs ruled Bavaria and in a landscape of mentally unstable royals, they were a special breed.  Ludwig was born into a family rife with eccentricities if not downright psychosis.  His aunt Alexandra was convinced she had swallowed an entire grand piano made of glass.  That just lets you know what we are dealing with. Ludwig […]

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Prince Sado of Korea – The Coffin King

There have been many stories of insanity in European royal families. Some even, unfairly or not, have gotten the sobriquet of “the Mad”.  However, European royalty did not corner the market on insane family members.  This example comes to us from the Korea’s Cho’son dynasty, which had ruled Korea since 1392.   Prince Sado was […]

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