Fairy Tale King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Mad or Murdered?

King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845–1886) was found dead in a lake on 13 June 1886. The death was officially declared a suicide, yet many believe that Ludwig was murdered, most likely on the orders of the Bavarian government which had declared that Ludwig was mad and incapable of ruling only three days earlier.

This is the story of the life of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, one of the most intriguing, eccentric, infamous and tragic nineteenth-century kings.