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 Léopold I

Léopold I

Birth
Coburg, Coburger Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 10 Dec 1865 (aged 74)
Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Burial Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Plot The Royal Crypt
Memorial ID 5357 · View Source
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Belgian Monarch. Born Christian Friedrich Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, he was the first King of the Belgians from 1831 until 1865. After a brilliant military career in the Russian army during the Napoleonic wars, he was elevated to the rank of Marshal of Russia. In 1831, he accepted the Crown of Belgium, offered by the National Assembly of this new independent nation. He is known for his diplomatic ability and for being the political adviser of his niece, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.Belgian Monarch.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Léopold I (16 Dec 1790–10 Dec 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5357, citing Notre Dame Church, Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .