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Leopold II o Belgium

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Leopold II
Keeng o the Belgians
Ring17 December 1865 –
17 December 1909
PredecessorLeopold I
SuccessorAlbert I
Sovereign o the Congo Free State
Reing1 Julie 1885 – 15 November 1908
Born9 Apryle 1835(1835-04-09)
Brussels, Belgium
Dee'd17 December 1909(1909-12-17) (aged 74)
Laeken, Belgium
BuirialKirk o Oor Lady o Laeken
SpouseMarie Henriette o Austrick
IssuePrincess Louise o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha
Prince Leopold, Duke o Brabant
Stéphanie, Croun Princess o Austrick
Clémentine, Princess Napoléon
Full name
Dutch: Leopold Lodewijk Filips Maria Victor
French: Léopold Louis Philippe Marie Victor
HooseHoose o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha
FaitherLeopold I o Belgium
MitherLouise o Orléans
ReleegionRoman Catholic

Leopold II (9 Aprile 1835 – 17 December 1909) wis the seicond Keeng o the Belgians, chiefly remembered for the foondin an exploitation o the Congo Free State as a private ventur. Even thouch he niver visitit the Congo Free State (nor Africae), it wis his personal property an he rulit as a dictator. He amassit a huge fortune throuch massive sclave labour which causit the daiths o millions o Congolese.

  1. Princess Louise o Belgium (18 Februar 1858 – 1 Mairch 1924) mairit Prince Philipp o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha an haed issue.
  2. Prince Leopold o Belgium, Duke o Brabant (12 Juin 1859 – 22 Januar 1869) died young.
  3. Princess Stéphanie o Belgium (21 Mey 1864 – 23 August 1945) mairit Rudolf, Croun Prince o Austrick but haed nae issue.
  4. Princess Clémentine o Belgium (30 Julie 1872 – 8 Mairch 1955) mairit Victor Bonaparte, Prince Napoléon an haed issue.

Teetles an styles

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  • 9 Aprile 1835 – 17 December 1865 His Ryal Highness The Duke o Brabant, Prince o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha. Duke o Saxony.
  • 17 December 1865 – 17 December 1909 His Majesty The King o The Belgians. Prince o Saxe-Coburg an Gotha, Duke o Saxony.