World History Minute: Bavarian King Ludwig II’s mysterious death

World History Minute: Bavarian King Ludwig II’s mysterious death
World History Minute: Bavarian King Ludwig II’s mysterious death

World History Minute: Bavarian King Ludwig II’s mysterious death

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After falling into serious debt through castle building and a habit of supporting artists, King Ludwig II was declared insane and unfit to rule by doctors that never even examined him. What happened next remains a historical mystery. Historian John Schmidt tells us about this moment in history. (Photo: Wikimedia commons, Ludwig_II_king_of_Bavaria.jpg)