192 - Conman, “Prince” Gregor MacGregor
Throughout the 1800s Scottish solider Gregor MacGregor fought in wars across South America before returning home and claiming to be a prince of a country that he'd created called Poyais. He started selling land and shares in what he claimed to be a true paradise on Earth, which was all well and good until hundreds of people wanted to go and live on the land that they'd bought...
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