Enigma Kaspar Hauser

27 Feb

Kaspar HauserGaspar Hauser was born around 1812 somewhere in Bavaria. He appeared on Whit Monday of May 26, 1828 at the New Gate Nuremberg. Because of its history was known as the boy came from nowhere.

When appeared, apparently, had two letters in which he explained his possible origin. He also mentioned the possible birth date as April 30, 1812 .The first was addressed to Captain of the 4th Cavalry Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment Light, Friedrich von Wessenig. The second letter appeared to be his mother, and incorporating data related to child with a soldier of the regiment and, according to the letter, was his father.In the letters that the child become a trooper, like his father. Both letters said that if they did not raise the child as a soldier, he was killed. Furthermore, the second letter, the man who freed explained that he could not keep.

After reading the letters were to call the captain. While waiting lack of adaptation to society Kaspar was found: he tried to catch the flame of a candle, unaware prepared and cooked food, I was able to spend hours sitting motionless, preferring the dark. He also had other behaviors that showed he had suffered isolation. When the captain came, Kaspar uttered a phrase memory: I want to be a soldier like my father. But the captain ignored the issue and gave the boy to the local police.

His education was given by the people of Nuremberg that he felt compelled to pity that made them the child. It was difficult because when he appeared in Nuremberg did not know hardly speak, except the few phrases he knew by heart and the name of some basic things, and was leery of contact. The legend continued to fuel as it has in this state of total social ignorance, was subjected to interrogation and tests to try to determine its origin. When offered a pen, grabbed her and wrote the name Kaspar Hauser. Apparently, a certain Daumer was commissioned to train him. When she learned to communicate told his sad story. He told how he had lived in a cell and had fed on bread and water and had barely seen the light.

According counted the Kaspar itself, was locked in a dungeon when he was three. A dark place where I could not stand and in which only fed on black bread and water. The man who cared acted as an invisible hand in the legend provided him food and everything that allowed their survival, although he kept isolated from society being a wild child completely. After several years of minimal care, this man could not with his conscience and eventually release Kaspar, but not before teaching him to write his name.

The official doctor of civil Nuremberg Tribunal, Dr. Preu, he acknowledged Kaspar in which it concluded that the claims of child seemed certain and that was really isolated from society in a place that did not reach the light of day.

After his legend seems to be a pattern in the upper Bavarian areas inheritance and succession rights Hauser made an undesirable person, but in turn, showed a dubious compassion by allowing private life of their identity and isolating him from society. This possible conspiracy that haunted him since birth put the cause of two assassination attempts he suffered throughout his short life. I finally assassinated in Ansbach on December 17, 1833, killed.

It is speculated that its origin was nobleman, probably son of Stephanie Beauharnais and Grand Duke Charles of Baden. According to the legend continues, Kaspar Hauser, was abandoned by a confidant of Duke in the forest.

In November 1996, the news magazine Der Spiegel, at the request of the city council of the city of Ansbach, analyzed blood samples found on clothing of Kaspar Hauser. According to the test result, Kaspar was not a member of the ruling family of Baden. In a second analysis, carried out in 2002 on genetic material found in other clothes, other than a possible relationship with Astrid von Medinger, descendant of Stephanie Beauharnais was shown. This second analysis also doubted that the 1996 analysis had been done on blood from the Kaspar Hauser.

The most recent hypothesis about the origin of Kaspar Hauser argues that could be an illegitimate son of Napoleon and Estafanía of Beuharnais. Apparently, after the defeat of Napoleon, an illegitimate son of his would be inconvenient for him and for the Baden family.

Those interested in the life of Kaspar Hauser have investigated where he got his captivity. Apparently he was locked in on a mazmoras near Laufenburg, but was soon transferred to the palace of Pilsach, near Nuremberg. This hypothesis is based on the discovery in 1924 of a hidden palace said that closely resembled the description given by Kaspar Hauser own room.

His legend reminds many stories like Snow White or some Germanic legends of abandonment of children in the woods that become beastmen growing in a wild state. Also in these areas are the legends of the heirs and kings supplanted lost no throne to which history could stick Kaspar Hauser.

The literature studied this real fact and legend that was behind. Lead author who studied Kaspar Hauser was Anselm von Feuerbach. Feuerbach, legal expert, tried to explain the situation of Kaspar Hauser as a crime against his soul, in addition to the crimes of illegal detention and abandonment. Feuerbach exposed to the private having contact with other men, deprived of basic spiritual needs, feeding the soul and spirit and enable man to be free

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