Absurd death of the Swedish king Adolf Frederick
• Ridiculous death Swedish King Adolf Frederick
As is known, the kings are all, only marry for love is not in their power. However, there are still some things that they can not afford. There was a time in history when the king could not eat 14 favorite pastries. More precisely, he swallowed them for dessert after a hearty lunch, that's just paid for it - life.
Swedish King Adolf Frederick went down in history not for its achievements and conquests, and the absurd death. He died on February 12, 1771 ... from overeating. Luxury table for the king covered not just so, and to mark the breaking of Lent. In fettisdag (Swedish Version of our Maslenitsa) poor man at dinner ate squash soup, lobster and caviar, smoked herring and sauerkraut, washed down with all it's an impressive amount of champagne and a dessert ordered his 14 traditional Swedish pastries called Semli. One after another, he sent them into his mouth, but when he felt ill and retired from the table. Initially, it started to hurt the stomach, and the outcome turned out to be lethal. Adolf Frederick went down in history as the only king who died in such an unusual way.
Buns Semli today can be found in any bakery Sweden. They are filled with a mixture of cream of milk and almond paste and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Previously, they were served in a cup of warm milk (so they ate Adolf Frederick), now you can order and "dry" bun.
Swedes belong to Adolf Frederick respect: in the years of his reign there were no wars, pass laws that expanded the rights and freedom of the media. The king was by nature a good man, some accused him of indecision.
It is interesting that Adolf Frederick was not the heir to the throne. After Russia's victory in the Russian-Swedish war was concluded Treaty of Åbo, under which the Empress Elizabeth had insisted to the Swedish throne became Adolf Frederick, who at that time was a prince-bishop. The hope was that in the future he will stick to the pro-Russian views in politics, but this did not happen.
The grave of Adolf Frederick.