The Quick 10: 10 Not-So-Noble Nicknames

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Sure, we all know about Peter the Great and Richard the Lion Heart, but there are some not-so flattering nicknames for various royals as well. Here are 10 of them.

10 Not-So-Noble Nicknames

1. The Beer-Jug - John George I, Elector of Saxony
2. The Cabbage - Ivailo of Bulgaria, Bulgarian Emperor
3. The Dung-Named - Constantine V, Byzantine Emperor
4. Hairy Breeches - Ragnar Lodbrok, Earl at the Danish King of Horik I
5. The Priesthater - Eric II, King of Norway
6. The Stuttering and Lame - Eric XI, King of Sweden
7. The Purple-Born - Baldwin II of Courtenay, last emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople
8. The Hunchback - Pepin, son of Charlemagne
9. The Clubfoot - Sverker I, King of Sweden
10. Flatnose - Ketil, King of the Sudreys

July 22, 2008 - 10:43am
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