Australian convict was King of Iceland
Left to right: Jorgen Jorgenson portrait; portrait of an Aboriginal Australian, by Jorgenson;Jorgen Jorgenson self portrait
1780 Jørgen Jørgensen (Jorgen Jorgenson), the ‘Convict King’, and one of the most incredible but true characters of Australian colonial folklore, was born on this day.
He was King of Iceland, even claimed the throne of Denmark, but ended up homeless on the streets of the streets of Hobart ...
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