Ludwig II, King of Bavaria
|Birthname||Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm|
|born on||24 August 1845 at 23:35 (= 11:35 PM )|
|Place||Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34|
|Timezone||LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||01°33' 03°34 Asc. 26°03'|
German royalty, the King of Bavaria at the age of 19, known as Mad Ludwig. A genius in architecture, he built the famous dream castles that are among the most frequently visited spots in Europe by tourists to this day.
King Ludwig was popular but a recluse, a misanthrope who never married. A shy child, he was subject to hallucinations. He loved Wagner from age 13 and became so involved with the characters of the opera, that he put on elaborate productions, and painted Wagnerian scenes as murals in his castle.
After assuming the throne in 1864, Ludwig had to deal with the emerging position of Bavaria. In 1871, after a victorious war against France, his state was absorbed into the new Germany and Ludwig became a figurehead. His interest in politics and government was so minimal that this was an optimal situation, he had at any event pleaded headaches during state affairs. He had no interest in women but had discreet liaisons with his equerry, actors, and perhaps a few military officers. An increasingly solitary figure, he kept a nocturnal schedule, attending musicals and designing castles.
The fabulously beautiful Neuschwanstein was begun in 1869 and was never finished. About 15 miles east, he built Linderhof. By 1886, Ludwig's extravagance had left the treasury severely in debt and his ministers and cabinet conspired to have him deposed. A lengthy report declared him insane and he was taken in custody at Neuschwanstein. Located to Lake Starnberg, he and Dr. Gudden went for a walk on 6/13/1886 from which neither ever returned. Their bodies were later found floating in the lake. Leaving the question open of whether it was murder, accident or suicide, his watch had stopped at 6:45 PM, Lake Starnberg near Berg Castle.
Ludwig's diaries were destroyed during WW II.
- other associate with von Gudden, Bernhard (born 7 June 1824)
- child->parent relationship with Maximilian II, King of Bavaria (born 28 November 1811)
- sibling relationship with Otto, King of Bavaria (born 27 April 1848)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1869 (Began Neuschwanstein)
Arthur Blackwell quotes the official announcement given in AA 2/1956, 8/25/1845, 00:25 AM LMT.
Dana Holliday quotes Wilfred Blunt, "The Dream King," Penguin Books, 1973, p.11, for 00:30 AM "recorded in his mother's journal."
Sy Scholfield, April 2002, quotes a website: http://www.german-way.com/german/ludwig.html
"Even though Ludwig's official birthday is still April 25, we now know that Ludwig II was actually born on April 24, 1845, approximately a half hour before midnight. Why the discrepancy? It was a family conspiracy to honor the devout wishes of Ludwig's grandfather, Ludwig I, to have his grandson born on the same day that he was. Since Ludwig I was present in the palace at the time of his grandson's birth, it was decided to delay the announcement of the royal child's arrival for an hour, and to enter August 25, 12:28 a.m. as the official date and time of birth. To this day, that is still what the official church documents state." In May 2004, Renate Thiermann sent PT a rectification based on events of his life and his character. She rectifies the chart to the 25th of August 1845 at 12:38 PM. Her paper is on file.
- Traits : Personality : Private (Reclusive)
- Traits : Personality : Solitary/ Introvert
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia (Halucinations)
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Loved music, opera)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Misfit (Misanthrope, no friends)
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Discreet affairs)
- Personal : Death : Unusual (Drowned mysteriously)
- Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Genius in architecture)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (Germany)