Matthias Buchinger: The Crippled Entertainer

Welcome to my latest post in my series on disability as entertainment. This week I will be looking at the German performer, Matthias Buchinger.

Who was he?

Matthias Buchinger (1674–1740), was a man of many talents. He was a performer, artist, musician, and calligrapher. Born in Ansbach, Germany, his parents tried to keep him hidden. The reason for this…

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The Wheelchair Historian

Wheelchair user with an interest in history, so I created a blog about history, with a particular emphasis on disability.