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  1. PubliusVentidius Brown Belt

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    Damn look at this dude. Charles II of Spain, the inbred spanish king that was so ugly he scared his own wife.

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    ''King Charles (Carlos) II of Spain was the last Habsburgs ruler of Spain, and thankfully so. He was tragically ugly through no fault of his own, but due to the desire of his family to maintain their bloodline.
    Charles II of Spain was born November 6, 1661 and became king in 1665 at the tender young age of four. His mother ruled as a regent for 10 years until Charles was a teenager.
    Charles was born into political strife in Europe as the Habsburgs tried to control the entire continent.
    You see, the Habsburgs came from Austria, and they had designs on the French throne. The Habsburgs ruled The Netherlands, Belgium, and parts of Germany but unfortunately, Charles II was too ugly, too deformed and too intellectually stunted to rule Spain and its neighbors properly.
    That’s what happens after 16 generations of inbreeding. The Habsburgs were so bent on keeping power, as they had for a few hundred years, that they often married their own blood relatives. Charles II’s mother was also his father’s niece. The king’s grandmother was also his aunt. Do you feel sorry for Charles II yet? It gets worse.
    Charles II’s most prominent feature was his jaw, known as the Habsburg jaw, that identified him as part of his royal family. His two rows of teeth could not meet. The king was unable to chew his food. Charles II’s tongue was so huge he could barely speak. He was not allowed to walk until he was almost fully grown and his family didn’t bother to educate him. The king was illiterate and totally dependent on those around him.
    His first wife, Marie Louise of Orleans (Charles II’s second niece), came from an arranged marriage. The French ambassador wrote to the Spanish court in 1679 that Marie wanted absolutely nothing to do with the ugly king. He wrote, “The Catholic King is so ugly as to cause fear and he looks ill.”
    The ambassador was 100 percent correct. Charles II of Spain could barely walk because his legs could not support his weight. He fell several times. Marie died in 1689 without producing an heir for Charles II. The Spanish monarch was depressed after his first wife died.
    Depression was a common trait among the Habsburgs. So was gout, dropsy, and epilepsy. The lower jaw was the kicker, though, as it made Charles II seem stunted. His ministers and advisers suggested the next move in Charles II of Spain’s reign: to marry a second wife.
    His second marriage was to Marie-Anne of Neubourg, and it happened mere weeks after his first wife died. Marie-Anne’s parents had 23 children, so surely Charles II would have at least one child with her, right? Wrong.
    Charles II of Spain was impotent and could not father children. It was part of his family legacy of inbreeding. He probably suffered from two genetic disorders.
    First, there was combined pituitary hormone deficiency, a disorder that made him short, impotent, infertile, weak and have a host of digestive problems. The other disorder was distal renal tubular acidosis, a condition marked by blood in the urine, weak muscles and having an abnormally large head compared to the rest of the body.
    Charles II’s ugliness and health problems weren’t due to anything he did. Generations of his family’s inbreeding were to blame. The irony of the situation is that the Habsburgs felt as if their line would only survive if they married only people who were of a royal blood. This very same thought led to at least two centuries of inbreeding that finally failed to produce an heir to the throne.
    Charles II of Spain died (mercifully) in 1700 at the age of 39. Because he had no children, his death caused a 12-year war in Europe known as the War of Spanish Succession. The Habsburgs’ reign was over.''

     
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  2. Fox by the Sea Lighthouse Keeper Platinum Member

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    in before somebody makes a trump joke.
     
  3. Uptown Swinger --⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆- ✡ -⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆--

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    That's one ugly bitch.
     
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    Feel like we have done this before .. recently
     
  5. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Honestly it's one of the better pictures I've seen of Sarah Jessica Parker.
     
  6. Fluffernutter Gold Belt

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    I am sure many contemporary monarchs have the same issues.
     
  7. supnmunm Black Belt

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    Roll tide
     
  8. HARRISON_3 Steel Belt

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  9. Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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  10. HARRISON_3 Steel Belt

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  11. mooseman17 Red Belt

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    Royalty you say?
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  12. Goon Dog Furio Belt

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    One of the most disturbing episodes ...and that's saying something.

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  13. Seso Banned Banned

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    Damn that sounds sad. Imagine, you have to suffer because of your family's greed for endless power ...
    And they didn't just destroyed his life but their inbreeding ended with a 12 year long war SMH
     
  14. Tone C Gold Belt

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    Also , just to point out that if that's a portrait from the time then with him being King they would have made him look better than he really was ...bit like all the filters that folks use nowadays....so he's a really really ugly fucker...
     
  15. WaylonMercy5150 Gold Belt

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    I read that he was removed from power and spend the last of his years happily playing with children. He was not only hideous he was also severely retarded.
     
  16. Zer Steel Belt

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    Man, that shit HAUNTED me. Promised myself I'd always pull out if I was having sex with a blood relative
     
  17. Goon Dog Furio Belt

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    Sounds like a wise policy.
     
  18. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    Yep. Gotta diversify the gene pool. I bet the artist was kind to him too.
     
  19. Midnighter Silver Belt

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    Damn, crazy to think that had he been alive today there's a 100% chance he'd post here.
     

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