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 Léopold I

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Original Name Christian Friedrich Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Birth
Coburg, Stadtkreis Coburg, 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

Belgian Monarch. (Roi des Belges, Koning der Belgen, König der Belgier) 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.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 3 May 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5357
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5357/l%C3%A9opold_i : accessed ), memorial page for Léopold I (16 Dec 1790–10 Dec 1865), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5357, citing Notre Dame Church, Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium ; Maintained by Find a Grave .