August 13, 2011

August 13: Circus Acrobat Crowned King of Albania, 1913

Otto Witte was a circus acrobat, a magician, and a sword-swallower. He also looked exactly like the nephew of the Ottoman Sultan. So when the Albanian Muslims asked Halim Eddine to become their king, what did Otto do?

Bad boy!

Read article here.

Pictured: Witte's grave, which labels him "Former King of Albania."
Photo by Lumu, on Wikimedia Commons, published under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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