They call me many things: Murderer. Cutthroat. Thief. But you may call me Man in the Iron Mask.
This article is about a subject that lacks an official name and is known only by its nickname, title, or alias.
The Man in the Iron Mask (c. 1640 – 19 November 1703) refers to an unidentified prisoner held in various French prisons during the reign of Louis XIV of France.
His face was not revealed, as he wore the eponymous Iron Mask. While many assumptions have been made about his true identity, none have been revealed. Among the most likely theories is that he was an illegitimate son of King Louis, and the mask has supposedly never been found.