Person    | Male  Born 16/12/1790  Died 10/12/1865

King Leopold I of the Belgians

Categories: Royalty

Countries: Belgium, Germany

Born in Coburg into the family ruling the German duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (now in Bavaria). Joined the Imperial Russian Army and fought Napoleon. On his defeat Leopold moved to London and married Princess Charlotte, but she died following a still-birth so his hopes of a powerful ruling role in Britain failed. He was offered the Greek throne but rejected it as risky. Following the 1830 revolution Belgium was seeking a King and Leopold reluctantly accepted the offer.

Leopold brokered the marriage of Victoria to his nephew, Prince Albert, and remained a strong influence on the Queen all his life. Father of Leopold II.

Died near Brussels where he also has some memorials.

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King Leopold I of the Belgians

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Royal Coburg Theatre

Leopold and Charlotte had married on 2 May and Charlotte was already known to...

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Whitehall Palace

Whitehall Palace

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Prince Lee Boo

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Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary

Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary

King George V and Queen Mary. Vita Sackville-West's novel "The Edwardians" has an evocative description of this coronation from the perspective of a young Lord.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, K.C.

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, K.C.

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5 memorials