The Dream King: Ludwig II of Bavaria: With a Chapter on Ludwig and the Arts Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt

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The Dream King: Ludwig II of Bavaria: With a Chapter on Ludwig and the Arts  by  Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt

The Dream King: Ludwig II of Bavaria: With a Chapter on Ludwig and the Arts by Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt
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Ludwig II (Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm, Louis II in English) (8/25/1845-6/13/1886) was Bavarian king from 1864 until just before his death. Hes sometimes called the Swan King or the Märchenkönig (Ger. Fairytale King). Hes also called the Mad King, thoMoreLudwig II (Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm, Louis II in English) (8/25/1845-6/13/1886) was Bavarian king from 1864 until just before his death. Hes sometimes called the Swan King or the Märchenkönig (Ger. Fairytale King). Hes also called the Mad King, tho the labels truth is disputed.

Because he was deposed on grounds of mental illness without medical examination & died mysteriously a day later, questions abide. Hes best known as an eccentric whose legacy is intertwined with the history of art & architecture, as he commissioned construction of several extravagant castles & was a major patron of Richard Wagner.Colour PlatesPreface & AcknowledgmentsPrince LudwigThe Young KingWagnerTristanDecline & FallThe Seven-weeks WarActresses & SingersSophieMeistersinger, Rheingold & WalkureThe Franco-Prussian WarThe King & His CastlesKing of the AlpsBayreuthThe Last AttachmentThe ConspiracyThe Curtain FallsLudwig & the Arts by M.

PetzetAppendicesBibliographyAcknowledgments for IllustrationsIndex



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