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Léopold II
Birth: Apr. 9, 1835
Brussels
Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad
Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Death: Dec. 17, 1909
Laken
Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad
Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Belgian Monarch. Second King of the Belgians, he ascended the throne in 1865 after the death of his father Leopold I. According to historians, its policy is linked to many unedifying episodes occurred during the colonization of the Congo. Indeed, he is known for being the founder and owner of this nation, where he exercised his power in favor of the economic exploitation. However, in 1908, as a result of international protests in defense of civil rights, the Belgian Parliament forced him to cede the nation the ownership and management of the african colony. (bio by: Lucy & Chris) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Léopold I (1790 - 1865)
   Louise Marie (1812 - 1850)
 
 Spouses:
   Marie Henriette (1836 - 1902)
  Blanche Zelia Josephine Delacroix Durrieux (1883 - 1948)*
 
 Children:
  Louise of Belgium (1858 - 1924)*
  Prince Leopold of Belgium (1859 - 1869)*
  Stephanie of Belgium (1864 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Baby Boy Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1817 - 1817)**
  Prince Lodewijk Filips of Belgium (1833 - 1834)*
   Léopold II (1835 - 1909)
  Prince Filips of Belgium (1837 - 1905)*
   Carlota of Mexico (1840 - 1927)*
  Arthur Chretien Frederic von Eppinghoven (1852 - 1940)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Notre Dame Church
Laken
Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad
Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Plot: The Royal Crypt
 
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Record added: May 25, 1999
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