• The Death King Louis II of Hungary

    9 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Louis II was a king of Hungary whose life was framed with drama. At his premature birth he was kept alive by court doctors who killed animals to wrap the baby in the warmth of their carcasses as a primitive incubator.
    He died at age 20 during a battle against the Ottoman Turks.
    The Discovery of the Corpse of King Louis II by Bertalan Székely, 1860
    His story was immortalized by Hungarian painter Bertalan Székely. According to Wikipedia , "Nearly the entire Hungarian Royal army was destroyed in nearly two hours on the battlefield. During the retreat, the twenty-year-old king died when he...
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