The 5 most ridiculously insane Rulers of all time
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#5. Justin II of Byzantine:Justin II heard voices and could only be calmed by loud organ music. While panicking he would sometimes bite his servants in the head. Legends say he ate two of them at some point. In order to get him to relax they built some sort of throne-wheelchair and pushed him around the palace.
#4. Charles VI of France: Charles “the mad” basically ran around the palace on all fours howling at people and went crazy if someone tried to touch him as he thought he was made of glass. On some occasion he killed a couple of his own knights for no reason. Several times he also forgot that he was king.
#3. Christian VII of Denmark: Christian had loads of weird stuff going on. He would randomly throw food at dinner guests, slap their faces in the middle of a conversation or leapfrog over them when they bowed down for him. Oh yea, and masturbation. He became fascinated with his penis so much it kept him from actually reigning.
#2. The Zhengde Emperor of China: The emperor was little interested in his royal duties, instead he had a little city built near the palace in which he’d play shopkeeper. Finally he created himself an alter ego named Zhu Shou, “ordered” him to go to raiding parties and expected his servants to go along with it.
#1. Farouk of Egypt: where to start..so first of all Farouk drank 30 bottles of soda a day, which resulted in him being overly obese. He also was sort of a kleptomaniac. Farouk actually stole Winston Churchills watch during a visit. After having bad dreams containing lions he casually went to the next zoo and shot all the lions they had. On top of all that, he was the only person during WW II that welcomed Hitler as he invaded the country. It’s no wonder Egyptians decided they’ve had it with monarchy after they finally got rid of this gentleman.