Friday, December 15, 2006

Which Historical Lunatic Are You?

The title question caught my eye as I visited Cliopatria this afternoon. Ralph Luker shared this fun little quiz from Rum and Monkey. Answer the questions and you’re matched up with a historical lunatic.

My results: You are Charles VI of France, also known as Charles the Mad or Charles the Well-Beloved!

The site goes on to give you a full accounting of the person and how lunatic status was achieved. Here are some highlights regarding my alter-ego:

*He was from a long line of dribbling madmen

*An illness brought on instability, and resulted in his hair and nails falling out.

*Cures were sought that involved drilling holes in his skull, an exorcism, a name change to Georges, and begging people to kill him.

*He smashed furniture and wet himself regularly

*He thought he was made of glass and demanded iron rods in his clothing

*Men had to resort to jumping out at him shouting “Boo!” before he would take a bath or change his clothes

*His wife finally hired someone to take her place in his bed.

*Oranges and pomegranates in vast quantities kept a fever at bay until he succumbed in 1422.

*His ongoing illness was probably heredity. He sired 11 children----all of which had problems of their own including one who was afraid of bridges.

Thanks Rum and Monkey for making history fun!

1 comment:

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I took the quiz and ended up being Joshua Abraham Norton, first and only Emperor of the United States of America! Now, that's a little far-fetched, if you ask me...