This year ist the 125th anniversary des the fatality of könig Ludwig ii of Bavaria. The "fairytale king" or "Märchenkönig" died at ns age of 40 in mysterious circumstances in 1886, when his lifeless body was found floating an Lake Starnberg, south von Munich, together with the corpse von his physician. Kommen sie commemorate his death, die Bavarian zustand exhibition title "Götterdämmerung. Regieren Ludwig ii (2011)" has actually recently been organized at langjähriger Herrenchiemsee in Bavaria. Ns UL has actually acquired die two volume catalogue of the exhibition, i beg your pardon stands weist S950.b.201.429-430. There is a wealth des populist literature about king Ludwig II in a variety of different languages and translations, yet this is a comprehensive landmark arbeit featuring ns most current scholastic research. That is bei important addition to die UL"s an extensive holdings top top Ludwig"s life und times.

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Schloss Neuschwanstein

King Ludwig ii was born an 1845 und spent most of his childhood year at langjährig Hohenschwangau, a fantasy lock built von his dad Maximilian ii near Schwansee, Füssen in Bavaria. Crown prinz Ludwig was subject to a strictly regime des study and physical exercise und was just 18 wie man he ascended die Bavarian throne in 1864. Throughout his reign, he was puppet to ns political ambitions von the neu German emperor, forced to wage war in the benennen of the neu German Empire und reigned as a romantic fairytale könig at the height des the commercial Age. Ns genealogy des Ludwig II tun können be consulted in "Wolfgang Raimar : Ahnentafel von König Ludwig ii von bayerisch (1997)" hinweisen 574:4.c.95.335 und the politics des the new German Empire kann sein be explored in "Hans Rall : regieren Ludwig ii und Bismarcks Ringen um bayern 1870/71 (1973)" weist 573:01.c.27.59 und "Christof Botzenhart : die Regierungstätigkeit regieren Ludwigs ii von bayerisch (2004)" hinweisen 573:01.c.27.145.

Ludwig ii is many famous weil das his building des the fantasy castles Neuschwanstein, Linderhof und Herrenchiemsee, all des which can nowadays it is in visited von the public. Ludwig was a romantic idealist, a specialized patron von composer richard Wagner und hired theatrical set designers rather than architects to build his fairy tales castles. Unfortunately, he invested most des his time absorbed bei his own fantasy welt at the expense von affairs des state. When his castle structure caused die virtual bankruptcy des the Bavarian state, his ministers accused er of insanity, deposed ihm on grounds von mental illness und had him committed to the custody von Lake Starnberg castle. This episode des his life zu sein covered über the publication "Heinz Häfner : einer König wird beseitigt (2008)" punkt 574:4.c.200.56 and "Felix sommer : Psychiatrie und macht : roh und epidemie König Ludwig ii von bayerisch im geldspiegel prominenter Zeitzeugen (2009)" hinweisen 574:4.c.200.89. Ns king"s castles are featured an "Michael Petzet : gebaute Träume, das Schlösser Ludwigs ii von bayerisch (1995)" punkt S401:7.b.9.1076 and the king"s so-called madness zu sein questioned in "Wolfgang Schmidbauer : einer ewiges geheimnis will ich bleiben mir und ist anders : wie krank zu sein Ludwig ii wirklich? (1986)" weist 574:4.d.95.28. The king"s mystery diaries tun können be read bei "Siegfried Obermeier : ns geheime Tagebuch regieren Ludwigs ii von bayerisch 1869-1886 (1986)" at 574:4.d.95.25.

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The work after his imprisonment, Ludwig ii was found dead in Lake Starnberg. The disappeared while out zum a walk through his physician Dr. Gudden and his corpse was discovered a couple of hours later. Die death was officially declared kommen sie be suicide über drowning, but die circumstances von his death remain offen to question. Ludwig was a strong swimmer, the water was less than waist-deep whereby his body was found and there was no water found in his lungs at the autopsy. No one does the suicide theory explain die mysterious death of Dr. Gudden. The king"s death is documented in "Wilhelm Wöbking : Tod herrscht Ludwigs ii von bayerisch (1986)" weist 574:4.c.95.156 und the mystery zu sein explored in "Peter Glowasz : es wurde Ludwig ii erschossen? (1995)" weist 574:4.c.95.306. Soon after his death, Ludwig"s castles were thrown open to ns public as museums and a cross was erected at die site des his death an Lake Starnberg. A remembrance service zu sein held over there every year.

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King Ludwig ii is often quoted as saying: "I wish zu remain an eternal enigma to myself und to others". Ns UL possesses two modern-day accounts von Ludwig"s life:

Two much more recent publications attempt kommen sie discover the man behind die myth:

The Rumschöttel biography, in particular, ist the many recent concise biography des Ludwig"s life und times. To many, however, die enigma that zu sein Ludwig ii survives zu this day.