Otto Witte, the King of Albania

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     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 28, 2014
     Category: Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries | Eccentrics | 1910s | Europe





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He's lucky he kept his head amoung all the confusion.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/28/14 at 10:09 AM
In California we had Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.

A truly California character, he lived in post Gold Rush San Francisco and could be seen often on the street with his two dogs, dressed in full regalia as befitting an emperor. He was able to get a meal in nearly any restaurant in town and paid in promissory notes which were accepted by the merchants. He had been a legitimate importer but one transaction went especially bad and the financial chaos seemed to break him mentally. Norton disappeared for a few years and returned with his proclamation of ascendency to ruler of the United States.

Just to show that Otto isn't unique although his circumstances of rise to kinghood were a little different.
Posted by KDP on 07/28/14 at 10:12 AM
I wonder what would constitute a sufficient territorial claim that I could proclaim myself, and therefore go around telling people, "I am the Ruler of Uranus".
Posted by Mr Evilwrench on 07/28/14 at 01:13 PM
It gave the old guy a story to tell for the rest of his days.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/28/14 at 07:20 PM









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