The man who might have been the first gay king of America was born in Berlin on this date. PRINCE HEINRICH OF PRUSSIA was the brother of Frederick the Great who tried to have him made King of America. The fledgling U.S. even considered it during the period ruling the Article of Confederation, but, by the time the fickle prince agreed, the equally fickle American public had opted for the Constitution and a republic. And now we have Donald Trump.