Tuesday, Nov. 09, 2010

Ludwig II

Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as Louis II and more colorfully as Mad King Ludwig, was the German principality's monarch for more than 20 years in the latter half of the 19th century. The virtual world of Facebook may have appealed to Ludwig II, who ascended to the throne at 18 and became more concerned with building elaborate palaces than ruling. But the social part of a social network may have proved a problem. In 1886, he was deemed insane, and he died soon after. Supposedly he committed suicide — but he may have been murdered.

Favorite Quotations
• "I want to remain an eternal mystery to myself and others."
• "There is a castle on a cloud/ I like to go there in my sleep." (Les Misérables.)

Likes and Interests
Wagner, building castles, swans, dreaming, being a recluse, SimPalace.

Status Updates
• "Ludwig says everyone else can take the 'real' world and shove it."
• "Ludwig cannot believe the contractors are taking sooo long with this castle."
• "Ludwig has decided Bavaria should be a part of the German Empire."
• "Ludwig finds Bismarck's practicality incredibly dull."