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Petrus Gonsalvus

Born in 1556 - Died in ?

Born Petrus Gonsalvus of Tenerive, he also became popularly known as the "Wolfman of the Canary Islands" because of the unusual trait that he had inherited, which was that he grew hair all over his body. The Wolfman, in his life, had gone to Paris, and as a gift from God, found himself a pretty woman; after their marriage they had two children, both with their father's hairy trait. One was a boy and the other a girl. The collection of their paintings is in the Castle Ambras in the Monster Gallery there. Originally, the paintings were given to Ferdinand II, the uncle of the Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V., from which whom they were given. Ferdinand collected paintings of grotesque figures. The same family was depicted in the sketchbook of painter Georg Hoefnagle in 1582.

The son and daughter of the Wolfman.

King Matthias Corvinus
Vladislav Tepes
Elizabeth Bathory
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