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Bavaria's mad king, Ludwig II is very popular now. It's claimed he drowned in very shallow water at the edge of a lake; most people think he was murdered for spending too much money.

Ludwig II - the Swan King

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse03 Nov 2013

Mad enough to build
A fairytale castle,
Then another,
Then another;

Mad enough
To bankroll Wagner.
Clearly he had to die.

A swan glides
To the shore
Where they said
He drowned;

It sticks its bottom
In the air
To feed from the lake bed.