17. Like many sufferers, Nicole du Plessis wore padded clothes to protect his ‘glass’ buttocks from harm
Like the French King before him, Nicole du Plessis believed that he was made from glass. Or more specifically, he believed that his buttocks were made from glass. As a result of this, he would carry a large, soft cushion around with him everywhere that he went. He would also keep his distance from other people and, like most other sufferers, wore specially-adapted clothes. Sadly, like most other cases of glass delusion, the story of Nicole du Plessis remains something of a mystery. Nobody knows for certain if he was cured of his delusions – or whether he lived the remainder of his life believing he was made from glass.