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?
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.