This Day in History: Circus Acrobat Otto Witte Crowned King of Albania? (1913)

This Day in History:
Circus Acrobat Otto Witte Crowned King of Albania? (1913)

Witte was a German citizen and circus acrobat who claimed to have impersonated his way into being crowned King of Albania in 1913—by some accounts, on August 13. According to Witte, he enjoyed the royal harem and reigned for several days before being discovered as an impostor. Though he was likely lying, his story was picked up by several publications, including Time magazine. What novel may have given Witte the idea for his story, and what other novel was then based on Witte? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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