A Brief History
On October 28, 1453, the Bohemian city of Prague witnessed the crowing of Ladislaus the Posthumous as King. Although you may think the name implies the guy was dead when crowned, it really referred to his father having died before the birth of Ladislaus.
We have previously discussed some goofy names, and today ask you to tell us which monarch had the goofiest name, and we provide a list you can choose from, or you can name your own choice.
Æthelred the Unready, England
Charles the Bald, West Francia
Charles the Child, Aquitaine
Charles the Fat, Carolingian Empire
Ladislaus the Posthumous, Bohemia
Louis the Pious, the Franks, Aquitaine, and the HRE
Louis the Stammerer, West Francia
Pepin the Short, the Franks
William the Bastard, Normans and England
If you were the King or Queen, what would they call you?
Question for students (and subscribers): What name do you believe is the goofiest for any monarch? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Bartlett, WB. Richard the Lionheart: The Crusader King of England. Amberley Publishing, 2019.
Riché, Pierre. The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe. Translated by Michael Idomir Allen. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993.
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