Karl Wilhelm von Baden-Durlach
The Karlsruhe Pyramid
Today is the birthday of German King Karl Wilhelm von Baden-Durlach.
In 1715, Karl founded the city Karl’s Ruhe or Charles’ Repose after he actually had a dream about building the city. At Karl’s castle in Durlach, there was a large flower garden with nearly 1,200 varieties of tulips. He also had over 7,000 orange trees.
In 1738, Karl died while he was working in his tulip bed.
After his death, The Karlsruhe Pyramid was installed between 1823–1825 over his grave.
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