This photograph shows King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He drowned in 1886 in the Wuermsee, today's Lake Starnberg. After his deposition on June 9, 1886, his uncle Luitpold took over as Prince Regent the governmental affairs of the Bavarian kingdom. Due to his activity as builder of many well-known Bavarian castles, King Ludwig II received the nickname "Fairy Tale King". Undated painting, probably approx. 1875-1879.