The Most Bizarre Royals Throughout History

There are some notorious nutty people throughout the history of the world. Heck, some of them were even rulers. Some of them had a few eccentricities, while others were too ruthless to rule. Here are the most bizarre royals throughout history. (The “royal” on page 15 was alive only a couple centuries ago!)

1. King Charles VI of France

Portrait of King Charles VI of France | Getty Images Plus

Meet “Charles the Mad” — just one of a couple characters on our list to be branded with such a nickname. Charles IV exhibited paranoid and delusional¬†behavior even before his reign, including periods when he became convinced his body was made of glass and he could shatter at any moment. (The royal on page 9 suffered from a similar delusion.) It’s later been speculated these were signs Charles suffered from schizophrenia.

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