Antonio De Soto Major

We tend to think we have some eccentric politicians today, like the UK's Boris Johnson or, ahem, a certain President-elect. But really, the past had the present beat hollow, and we are proved to be relatively colorless today by comparison.



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Original article here.
Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 10, 2016
Category: Eccentrics, Politics, Europe, Nineteenth Century



Comments
Now that's what Dos Equis needs to move to:

He is The Most Eccentric Man in the World!
Posted by crc in idaho on 11/10/16 at 11:30 AM
He was actually born 1812 (in Rio de Janeiro). In 1857 he fought a duel with pistols against an English diplomat here in Stockholm, in a matter over a woman. He managed to shoot off the Englishman's ear from his head.
Even though he died in 1894 he is still remembered and admired here for his gentlemanly ways.

https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/António_de_Soto_Maior_da_Cunha

http://runeberg.org/nfcf/0251.html

Posted by Trikarn in Sweden on 11/11/16 at 02:42 PM