Louise Marie

Louise Marie

Original Name Louise-Marie d'Orleans
Birth
Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Death 11 Oct 1850 (aged 38)
Ostend, Arrondissement Oostende, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Burial Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Plot The Royal Crypt
Memorial ID 5358 · View Source
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First Queen of independent Belgium. Louise of Orléans (Louise-Marie Thérèse Charlotte Isabelle) became the first Queen of the Belgians as the second wife of King Leopold I. They had both a Catholic and a Calvinist ceremony, since Leopold was a Protestant. She personally visited the homes of needy families to bring them financial aid and comfort. On occasion, Queen Louise-Marie did not have enough funds for her charitable works and often borrowed money without telling her husband. Being very shy, she was only seen in public when her husband forced her. She was a beauty and very popular with the Belgian court due to her generosity. She died of tuberculosis.

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  • Added: 3 May 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5358
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Marie (3 Apr 1812–11 Oct 1850), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5358, citing Notre Dame Church, Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .