Saturday, January 22, 2011

Counterrevolutionary Baron Born

125 years ago today, Baron Roman Nickolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg was born.

Previously elsewhere: The Mad Monarchist: Was the Baron so Bad?, The Western Confucian: Mongolia's Austrian White Russian Khan


The Western Confucian said...

Thank you, sir, for the reminder of the birth of this most interesting figure.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

You're most welcome, sir, and thank you for the returning link.

He is indeed most interesting. He is almost like Lt.-Col. Strutt, whose birthday also is about this time of year -- just around the corner. Stay tuned! :-)

The main difference between the two characters -- I believe -- was that one was a loyal soldier of His Britannic Majesty, whilst the other had an army of his own.

Che said...

What is the nsme of the music playing in the video? This is an interesting site. Read James Palmer’s 2009 biography The Bloody White Baron recently.


J.K. Baltzersen said...

You would have to ask The Mad Monarchist about the music, sir.