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 Léopold II

Léopold II

Birth
Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Death 17 Dec 1909 (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 5524 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5524
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Léopold II (9 Apr 1835–17 Dec 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5524, citing Notre Dame Church, Laken, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .