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  LEOPOLD II., KING OF THE BELGIANS - LoveToKnow Article on LEOPOLD II., KING OF THE BELGIANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
LEOPOLD I. (1700-1865), king of the Belgians, fourth son of Francis, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and uncle of Queen Victoria of England, was born at Coburg on the i8th of December 1790.
Queen Louise endeared1 herself to the Belgian people, and her death in 1850 was felt as a national loss; This union produced two sons and one daughter(i) Leopold, afterwards king of the Belgians; (2) Philip, count of Flanders; (3) Marie Charlotte, who married Maximilian of Austria, the unfortunate emperor of Mexico.
[LEOPOLD Louis PHILIPPE MARIE VICTOR] (1835-1909), king of the Belgians, son.of the preceding, was born at Brussels on the gth of April 1835.
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 Leopold II of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Leopold II Leopold Louis-Philippe Marie Victor of Saxe-Coburg (April 9, 1835 – December 17, 1909), succeeded his father, Leopold I of Belgium, to the Belgian throne in 1865 as Leopold II, King of the Belgians and remained king until his death.
King Leopold II died on December 17, 1909 and was interred in the Royal vault at the Church of Our Lady, Laeken Cemetery, Brussels, Belgium.
King Leopold's Belgian Congo was described as a colonial regime of slave labor, rape and mutilation in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leopold_II_of_Belgium   (1376 words)

  
 List of Belgian monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Similarly, King Louis Philippe was proclaimed "King of the French" in 1830, not the traditional "King of France".
For example, the present king did not become monarch on July 31, 1993 (the day his brother died) but on August 9 of that same year (when he took the constitutional oath).
For example, the current heir apparent is called Philippe in French and Filip in Flemish; the fifth King of the Belgians was Baudouin in French and Boudewijn in Flemish; the three kings who are known as Léopold in French are known to the Flemish speaking Belgians as Leopold (without accent).
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 King Leopold II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
King Leopold II Leopold, Louis, Phillippe, Marie, Victor, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, was born in Brussels on 9 April, 1835.
The King was instrumental in launching several major public works aimed at improving the country’s economic infrastructure, such as the modernization of Antwerp harbor facilities, the widening of the Ghent-Terneuzen canal, the creation of Brussels harbor, the construction of the Centre canal, the building of the Gileppe dam.
The King died of a stroke in the early morning of 17 December, 1909.
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 Leopold III of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Leopold III was born in Brussels as Prince Leopold of Belgium, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, and succeeded to the throne of Belgium on February 23, 1934 on the death of his father, King Albert I of Belgium.
On August 29, 1935, while the King and Queen were driving along the winding, narrow roads near their villa at, Schwyz, Switzerland on the shores of Lake of Lucerne, Leopold lost control of the vehicle and the car plunged down a ravine, killing Astrid.
King Leopold III died in 1983 at Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.
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 Leopold I of Belgium - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Leopold I, first King of the Belgians, (December 16, 1790 - December 10, 1865), was born in Ehrenburg Castle in the Bavarian town of Coburg, and named "Georges Chrétien Frédéric." He was the youngest son of Duke Francis Frederick of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield (1750-1806) and Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf (1757-1831).
In 1795 -- as a mere toddler -- Leopold was appointed colonel of the Izmailovski Imperial Regiment in Russia.
Philippe Eugène Ferdinand Marie Clément Baudouin Leopold George, Count of Flanders, born in Laeken on March 24, 1837 and died in Brussels on November 17, 1905, whose son succeeded Leopold II as Albert.
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 AllRefer.com - Albert I, king of the Belgians (Benelux History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Albert I, king of the Belgians, Benelux History, Biographies
Albert I 1875–1934, king of the Belgians (1909–34), nephew and successor of Leopold II.
The king and queen did much to improve social conditions in Belgium and in the Belgian Congo.
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 Leopold I of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was born as Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich (Wettin) in Ehrenburg Castle in the Bavarian town of Coburg as the youngest son of Duke Francis Frederick of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield (1750 - 1806) and of Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf (1757 - 1831).
Philippe Eugène Ferdinand Marie Clément Baudouin Léopold George, Count of Flanders, born in Laeken on March 24, 1837 and died in Brussels on November 17, 1905, whose son succeeded Leopold II as Albert.
On December 10, 1865, the king died in Laeken.
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 Albert I of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Albert I (April 8, 1875 – February 17, 1934) was the third King of the Belgians.
She was married at Rome, Italy on January 8, 1930 to Prince Umberto Nicola Tomasso Giovanni Maria, Prince of Piemonte, born on September 15, 1904, and died on March 18, 1983 at Geneva, Switzerland.
King Albert I died in a climbing accident at, in the Ardennes region of Belgium near Namur.
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 The Kingdom of Belgium
Son of Leopold III King of the Belgians (1901-1983) and 1) Astrid Princess of Sweden (1905-1935).
The King can't be head of state of another country at the same time, unless a 2/3 majority of both parliaments agree with it.
The Belgians were not happy with this union -one of the biggest contrast was that the south was catholic and the north predominantly protestant- and in August 1830 a revolution began.
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 Famous Belgians - Boudewijn - King of the Belgians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
(1930-1993) was the elder son of King Leopold III and Queen Astrid.
He was promptly reinstated as King the next day when the new law had been passed.
This was seen by the Belgian people as another demonstration by the King of his strong morals and Christian beliefs.
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 Famous Belgians - Albert I - King of the Belgians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Famous Belgians - Albert I - King of the Belgians
He remained in the small, unoccupied area of Belgium throughout the war, and in September 1918 led Belgian and French troops in the final Allied offensive.
After World War I he played an active role in the reconstruction of his country and in 1919 made a plea to the Allies for the abolition of the Treaty of London, which made Belgium neutral ground and thus vulnerable to invasion.
www.famousbelgians.net /albert1.htm   (330 words)

  
 Monarchie - Leopold III
He was the great nephew of King Leopold II, who was reigning at the time, and was his godfather.
On the death of Leopold II, Albert acceded to the throne and Leopold became the Duke of Brabant, the title given to the heir to the throne in Belgium.
On 23 February, Leopold III succeeded Albert I. On 6 June, birth of Albert, future King of the Belgians (1993-).
www.monarchie.be /en/monarchy/history/leopold_III.html   (559 words)

  
 Worldroots.com
King Albert I of the Belgians (1875-1934) -
Liliane Baels, Princess of the Belgians and Princess deRethy
(dghtr of King Leopold III of The Belgians and Mary Liliane Baels)
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 European Royal History: The Coburgs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The leading candidates were the Duke of Nemours, King Louis-Philippe’s son, and the Duke of Leuchtenberg, son of Prince Eugene de Beauharnais, and grandson both of Empress Josephine, Napoleon’s first wife, and the dead King Maximilian I of Bavaria.
The Belgian authorities chose the Duke of Nemours as the founder f their country’s new dynasty, yet their choice was not approved by other European governments.
Belgian emissaries knew that Leopold was popular with the government in London, a fact that would greatly benefit the new country.
www.eurohistory.com /coburgs.htm   (4054 words)

  
 Constitutional monarchy
Though the king or queen may be regarded as the government's symbolic head, it is the Prime Minister, whose power derives directly or indirectly from elections, who actually governs the country.
The late King Baudouin of the Belgians had experience from the early 1950s to his death in the early 1990s.
His son, the late Olav V of Norway was monarch from the 1950s till his death in 1990 but had as Crown Prince an involvement in the Norwegian Privy Council dating back to 1922.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Constitutional_monarchy.html   (2070 words)

  
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Albert II (Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Christian Eugène Marie) (born June 6, 1934), is the reigning King of the Belgians.
He is the younger son of King Leopold III (1901 - 1983) and his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden (1905 - 1935).
King Albert also has an acknowledged illegitimate daughter, Delphine Boel (born 1968), by his affair with a Belgian aristocrat, Baroness Sybille de Sélys Longchamps (ex-Madame Jacques Boel).
www.askmytutor.co.uk /a/al/albert_ii_of_belgium.html   (399 words)

  
 boys clothing: European royalty--Belgium: Leopold II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The excesses of the Belgians were brutal in an era that showed little sympathy with the native population of Africa.
Historians have documented that the Belgian regime in the Congo was brutal in an era that showed little sympathy with the native population of Africa.
The impact of Belgian rule can be seen in the fact that the Congo population declined from 20-30 million people to less than 9 million by 1911--a 19th century Holocaust.
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 Smithsonian Journeys: Brussels' Palace of Glass & Greenery - Complete Article
King Leopold II of Belgium was deemed a monster by many, but he created a realm of floral beauty at his estate
Leopold II, King of the Belgians and one of the wealthiest and most reviled men of the late 19th century, was showing his young nephew and heir, Prince Albert, around the palace grounds at Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels.
And, in an expression of the king’s power, they are dominated by an 82-foot-high dome, the Winter Garden, surmounted by a lantern and an immense crown.
www.smithsonianmag.si.edu /journeys/01/mar01/feature_full_page_1.html   (558 words)

  
 ON THIS DAY | 18 | 1950: Government falls as Belgians vote for king
There was no majority for the king in the Walloon region or in the Brussels district - but in areas like Flanders, there was a 72% majority for the king's return.
King Leopold has been in exile in Switzerland since the end of the war.
The king's daughter, Princess Josephine Charlotte, 22, flew in from Switzerland to vote.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/18/newsid_2840000/2840237.stm   (456 words)

  
 Treaty with Belgium, October 4th, 1862
Hawaiian subjects in Belgium, and Belgians in the Hawaiian Islands, may enter in the same liberty and security with their vessels and cargoes as are enjoyed by the natives of the respective countries, in all places, ports and rivers which are or shall in future be open to foreign commerce:
All Belgian or Hawaiian vessels sailing under their respective colors, and which shall be bearers of the ship’s papers and documents required by the laws of the respective countries shall be considered as national vessels.
Belgian ships of war, and whaling ships shall have free access to all the Hawaiian ports; they may there anchor, be repaired and victual their crews; they may proceed from one harbor to another of the
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 Leopold III, king of the Belgians. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
1901–83, king of the Belgians (1934–51), son and successor of Albert I.
Leopold led the Belgian army in resisting the invaders.
However, Leopold’s arrival in Belgium was followed by such unrest that he transferred the royal powers to his eldest son, Baudouin.
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 Belgian Royal Family
See 28.8 - King Leopold was previously Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and became King of the Belgians on 21 July 1831, some fourteen years after the death of his wife Charlotte who died in childbirth.
A Belgian uprising in 1830 resulted in an enforced separation of the two countries but it wasn't until 19 April 1839 that King Willem I of the Netherlands accepted a settlement and the independent and neutral state of Belgium came into being.
See 13.2 and 28.8 - King Leopold was previously Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and became King of the Belgians on 21 July 1831.
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 AllRefer.com - Leopold II, king of the Belgians (Benelux History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Leopold II, king of the Belgians, Benelux History, Biographies
Leopold II 1835–1909, king of the Belgians (1865–1909), son and successor of Leopold I.
Forced labor was extorted from the natives, frequently by barbarous methods, until scandal compelled Leopold to turn over the Congo to the Belgian government (1908).
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