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Léopold III
Birth: Nov. 3, 1901
Death: Sep. 25, 1983

Belgian Monarch. Descendant of the dynasty of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, he ascended the throne in 1934. In 1940, when Nazi Germany invaded Belgium, he refused to go into exile, signed the surrender, and he gave himself to the enemy who confined him in the castle of Laeken until 1944. At the end of World War II, he was accused of weakness, and judged incapable of reigning, was forced into exile in Switzerland. In 1951, after his return to Belgium, he abdicated in favor of his son Baudouin. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Albert I (1875 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
   Astrid (1905 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Prins Alexander van Belgie (1942 - 2009)*
 
 Sibling:
   Léopold III (1901 - 1983)
   Charles of Belgium (1903 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Notre Dame Church
Laken
Arrondissement Brussel
Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Plot: The Royal Crypt
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 25, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5525
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