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Ludwig II (Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm (25 August 1845 – 13 June 1886) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until shortly before his death. He is sometimes called the Swan King (English) and “Märchenkönig” (Fairy tale King).

2011 marks the 125th year after his death, this is my tribute to our king!

Ludwig died under mysterious circumstances, questions about the medical “diagnosis” remain controversial. One of his most quoted sayings was “I wish to remain an eternal enigma to myself and to others.”

Ludwig is best known as an eccentric whose legacy is intertwined with the history of art and architecture. He commissioned the construction of several extravagant fantasy castles and palaces, the most famous being Neuschwanstein, and was a devoted patron of the composer Richard Wagner. Since his legacy of grandiose castles lives on in the form of massive tourist revenue, King Ludwig is generally well liked and even revered by many in Bavaria today.

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ludwig 2nd, bavarian king, portrait

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  • PierceClark
    PierceClarkalmost 3 years ago

    How interesting.
    How did you find out about this interesting character?

  • being Bavarian it is a MUST to know about your king, his castles are all in close vicinity to my home and I adore them all! It would be great to have a king again but sadly he had no children!

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  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    I’m with PierceClark, very interesting tribute.

  • thank you Vigor, this year celebrates the 125th year after his death and there are many publications and calendars for sale with grand pics of his castles.

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  • Francis1
    Francis1almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful… Wonderful Era, Hairstyle, Clothes, Etc Top Class!

  • you must go and visit some of his castles soon, they are truly wonderful!

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  • madvlad
    madvladabout 2 years ago

    handsome young man

  • yes he was…and very tall!

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  • madvlad
    madvladover 1 year ago

    a royal dandy

  • it was rumoured he was gay and some say he was murdered because of it…but whatever he was, we love him for the castles he built that bring millions of visitors to our country each year.

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  • madvlad
    madvladover 1 year ago

    yes,he looks very soft here and gentle,yes he gave class and beauty to his country, my dad,s mom, was from Bavaria, but long ago,her name was schuppe,,i,ve read of this man,s life,i love history,and enjoy reading how we got here ,happy to see you do too

  • cool…lots of Bavarians have emigrated to the United States and Canada.

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