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    Ivan The Terrible

    Ivan The Terrible

    [ranking: 7]
    Royal Title: Tsar of Russia
    Crazy Quirk: He executed a Reign of Terror that left most of those around him executed.
    The first, and arguably most famous, tsar of a centralized Russia, Ivan IV, also known as Ivan the Terrible, truly earned his nickname. Prone to wild rages from a young age, he faced constant threats from usurpers to his throne after the deaths of both parents by his eighth birthday. In 1847, he became tsar of Muscovy. From there, he expanded his kingdom outward, snatching up land and taking down anyone in his way.
    After his wife??s death, Ivan sank into a depression that inspired a 24-year-long reign of terror. After he seized absolute control, Ivan murdered any noble who spoke against him, beat his daughter-in-law so badly she miscarried, and murdered his son in one of his rages. Legends say the tsar allegedly blinded the architect of St. Basil??s Cathedral so that he could never create another building as beautiful.
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    Peter III Of Russia

    Peter III Of Russia

    [ranking: 5]
    Royal Title: Tsar of Russia
    Crazy Quirk: A child in a man??s body, Peter may have never consummated his marriage because he was too busy playing toy soldiers in bed.
    Catherine the Great??s husband, Peter III, had a much less successful royal career than his wife. Poor treatment by a sadistic tutor left Peter in a state of arrested development, making him unfit to rule. In 1742, when he was 14, his aunt, the Empress of Russia, brought him from Germany to Russia with the intention of making him her heir. Peter hated Russia, and the Russian people hated him just as much.
    When Peter married Catherine at 17, it was clear from the start they were a bad match. Catherine was intelligent and driven, while Peter was a stunted man-child. Peter and Catherine??s sex life was not much better. It is unclear whether they ever consummated their relationship, as Peter was more content to play toy soldiers in bed and make his wife dress up in military gear to run drills. He was also a mean-spirited drunk who called Catherine a "stupid whore" in the middle of a banquet. One story about Peter contends that when a rat bit the head off one of his beloved toy soldiers, he gave the rat a proper court martial and trial before he had the vermin hung from tiny gallows he constructed. 

    Nero

    Nero

    [ranking: 2]
    Royal Title: Emperor of Rome
    Crazy Quirk: A narcissist and sadist, he had his mother killed and let Rome burn to the ground.
    When it comes to Nero??s rule, it??s clear he got his Machiavellian inclinations from his mother. Nero??s mom, Agrippina, orchestrated Nero??s rise to the throne in 54 AD by marrying her uncle, Claudius, and convincing him to install Nero as Emperor instead of his own son, before poisoning Claudius to death. When Nero came to power, he took a lesson from his mother??s playbook and set about taking down everyone who threatened or even bothered him, including his mom. He also dispatched with his own wife, Octavia, when she got in his way.
    Despite instituting some positive social and political forms, Nero??s hedonism continually got the best of him. He took multiple wives and lovers, spent massive amounts of money on personal sexual pursuits, and murdered anyone who dared to criticize his ways. In 64 AD, a great fire struck Rome, taking out 75% of the city. Many Romans contended that Nero himself started the fire to make way for a new castle. Even if he didn??t, he did nothing to stop it, blaming Christians and initiating a period of oppression and torture of Christians in Rome.
    Nero also married a man he randomly saw on the street who looked like his second wife (who he murdered), and made the man dress in his wife's clothes and act like a woman, while having a separate relationship with a slave in which Nero played the role wife.
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    Ibrahim I

    Ibrahim I

    [ranking: 12]
    Royal Title: Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
    Crazy Quirk: He ordered the drowning deaths of his entire harem.
    Ibrahim I became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire after the death of his brother in 1640. From the start, he showed himself to be an inept ruler. Depressed over his brother??s death, he distracted himself with the carnal pleasures of his harem of 280 concubines. His mother took full advantage of his inattentiveness and ruled in his stead??until he had her banished.
    According to legend, Ibrahim??s most infamous moment of madness came when had his entire harem drowned. Despite his madness, it was the high taxes he imposed to keep himself fat and happy that ultimately did him in. His people imprisoned him and installed his 6-year-old son as Sultan, all with the support of his mother. In the end, he was strangled to death by his own former executioners.
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    Qin Shi Huang

    Qin Shi Huang

    [ranking: 18]
    Royal Title: Qin Dynasty Emperor
    Crazy Quirk: The famous emperor who built the terra cotta warriors also burned books and became obsessed with immortality.
    Born Zhao Zheng in 259 BC, Qin Shi Huang is perhaps China??s most influential ruler aside from Chairman Mao. He famously united the disparate states of China into one unified force. He became king of a small Chinese state at 13 and quickly had his mother??s lover killed to remove his threat to the throne. He battled his way through states, taking them over one by one, until he created a unified, centralized China.
    Like Mao 2,000 years later, Qin declared war on intellectuals, believing them to be plotting behind his back. He burned books and even buried 460 intellectuals alive for speaking out against his quest for immortality, an obsession he developed toward the end of his life. He sent parties throughout the newly unified China in search of elixirs, alchemists, and magicians who could help him achieve immortality, but the missions were to no avail. He died in 210 BC and was buried with his army of terra cotta warriors and his concubines. 
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    Ludwig II Of Bavaria

    Ludwig II Of Bavaria

    [ranking: 21]
    Royal Title: King of Bavaria
    Crazy Quirk: He spent most of his time and money during his reign building elaborate and fantastical castles.
    King Ludwig II??s most lasting contribution to world history might be the construction of Neuschwanstein, the German castle that inspired Walt Disney's design for both Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty's signature castles. This is also evidence of one of his most famous quirks, but definitely not his only one.
    Ludwig was born in 1845, and spent his childhood dressing up, play acting, and isolating himself from the rest of the world. He became king at 18, without any training or experience, and shied away from the job for the rest of his life. Ludwig retreated to his lavish castles and fully invested himself in his fantasy world, hiring set designers instead of architects to create his castles. He imagined himself as Parzival, a medieval figure associated with the Holy Grail. 
    When banks threatened to seize Ludwig's property, the government declared him insane and deposed him. The day after he was imprisoned, he was found dead under mysterious circumstances, along with the psychiatrist who declared him mad. 
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When we think of royalty, beautiful princesses and charming princes come to mind. History reveals that real-life rulers were sometimes more akin to villains in storybooks: deformed hunchbacks, crazed witches, sleazy morons, and murderous families. Whether these weird royals were born that way or the job drove them to do dastardly deeds, a number of royals throughout history exhibited signs that something wasn't quite right. For some, it was just a strange quirk here or there. For others, a debilitating problem that left them unfit to rule their own kingdoms. 

No one can deny that, despite the perks, being a royal is complicated. Access to massive riches can corrupt you. You must make decisions that determine the well-being of entire populations. All the while, there are people out there who probably want nothing more than to see you dead. This could lead anyone to developed warped priorities. Here's a list of the weirdest royals and strangest royal families throughout history, what made them that way, and how it might have affected the country they ruled. 

 

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