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The Weirdest Royal Nicknames

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Not everybody can be Peter the Great I guess...

Rated 2 points - posted 9 years ago by pxc0 in category People.
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Ivar the Boneless Report Abuse
A 9th century Danish Chieftain, Ivar actually DID have bones. The name comes from the fact that he was afflicted with the disease osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic bone disorder that makes your bones extraordinarily brittle.
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Alfonso IX of Leon, the Slobberer Report Abuse
Supposedly, this king was known to drool if he became agitated. Poor guy.
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Constantine V, the Dung-Named Report Abuse
Apparently, this unfortunate nickname stems from his political rivals, who spread a story that Constantine defecated in a baptismal font as a child. Lovely.
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Malcolm the Maiden Report Abuse
The King of Scots 1153-1165 received this insulting nickname after taking a vow of chastity.
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The Cabbage - Ivailo of Bulgaria , Bulgarian Emperor Report Abuse
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The Stuttering and Lame - Eric XI, King of Sweden Report Abuse
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Henry III, the Prince of Sodom Report Abuse
The king gained this unfortunate moniker due to his exceedingly effeminate tastes and behavior. Apparently, subtlety had not yet been invented.
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Henry IV of Castile, the Impotent Report Abuse
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Hairy Breeches - Ragnar Lodbrok, Earl at the Danish King of Horik I Report Abuse
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Harald I, the Lousy Report Abuse
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Piero di Cosimo de'Medici, the Gouty Report Abuse
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The Priesthater - Eric II, King of Norway Report Abuse
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The Hunchback - Pepin, son of Charlemagne Report Abuse
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Flatnose - Ketil, King of the Sudreys Report Abuse
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Charles the Straightforward Report Abuse
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Lulach the Fatuous Report Abuse
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Vseslav of Polotsk, the Werewolf Report Abuse
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Ugolina della Gherardesca, the Cannibal of Pisa Report Abuse
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The Purple-Born - Baldwin II of Courtenay, last emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople Report Abuse
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Abdul the Damned Report Abuse
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