Famous Belgian Emperors & Kings

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 1 Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II of Belgium.
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Famous As: King of the Belgians
Birthdate: April 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: December 17, 1909

Leopold II of Belgium reigned over Belgium as its second king from 1865 to 1909. He also owned the Independent State of the Congo from 1885 to 1908. Congolese people were subjected to torture and murder under Leopold's administration; the term crimes against humanity was coined by George Washington Williams in 1890 to describe the atrocities of Leopold's administration.

 2 Leopold I of Belgium

Leopold I of Belgium.
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Famous As: King of Belgium
Birthdate: December 16, 1790
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany
Died: December 10, 1865
Leopold I, the youngest son of Duke Francis of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, was the first king of Belgium and reigned from 1831 to 1865. He fought against Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars. He rejected the throne of Greece. His reign is known for establishing Belgium's first railway and for its modernization.
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 3 Clovis I

Clovis I.
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Famous As: King of the Salian Franks
Birthdate: 0466 AD
Birthplace: Tournai (present-day Belgium)
Died: November 27, 0511

Clovis I, regarded as the founder of the Merovingian dynasty, united the Frankish tribes under one leader and thus transformed the leadership system which had previously been based on leadership by a group of chieftains. His conversion to Catholicism led to widespread conversion among the Frankish people.

 4 Philippe of Belgium

Philippe of Belgium.
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Famous As: King of Belgium
Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

 5 Philip I of Castile

Philip I of Castile.
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Famous As: King of Castile
Birthdate: July 22, 1478
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Died: September 25, 1506

Philip the Handsome, son of Roman emperor Maximilian I, served as the Duke of Burgundy from 1482 to 1506 and then as the first Habsburg King of Castile, as Philip I, in 1506. Also known as the Fair, Philip died of typhoid fever in September 1506, although many suspected poisoning.

 6 Albert I of Belgium

Albert I of Belgium.
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Famous As: 3rd Belgian King
Birthdate: April 8, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: February 17, 1934

Albert I of Belgium ruled as King of the Belgians for over 25 years from 1909 to 1934. He played a crucial role during World War I, for which he is often referred to as the Soldier King or Knight King in Belgium. A renowned alpinist, Albert died in a mountaineering accident and his death was mourned around the world.

 7 Albert II of Belgium

Albert II of Belgium
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: June 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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 8 Baudouin of Belgium

Baudouin of Belgium
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: September 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château du Stuyvenberg, Brussels, Belgium
Died: July 31, 1993

 9 Leopold III of Belgium

Leopold III of Belgium.
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Famous As: King of Belgium
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: September 25, 1983

Belgian king Leopold III was despised by his countrymen for surrendering Belgium to the Germans during World War II. After being imprisoned by the Germans near Brussels, he went to Austria, and went back to Belgium later, only to be faced by a civil war that forced him to abdicate.

 10 Godfrey of Bouillon

Godfrey of Bouillon.
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: September 18, 1060
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baisy-Thy, Genappe, Belgium
Died: July 18, 1100

Godfrey of Bouillon was a French nobleman and a prominent leader of the First Crusade. He ruled the Kingdom of Jerusalem from 1099 to 1100. He was the son of Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, and Ida, a noblewoman. He joined the First Crusade in 1096 and played a key role in the successful Siege of Jerusalem in 1099.

 11 Philip III, Duke of Burgundy

Philip III, Duke of Burgundy
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 31, 1396
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dijon
Died: June 15, 1467

 12 Merovech

Merovech
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Famous As: King of Salian Franks
Birthdate: 0411 AD
Birthplace: Tournai, Belgium
Died: 0458 AD

 13 Philip II, Duke of Burgundy

Philip II, Duke of Burgundy
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: January 17, 1342
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pontoise
Died: April 27, 1404

 14 Prince Laurent of Belgium

Prince Laurent of Belgium
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: October 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belvédère Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium

 15 Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders

Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: November 17, 1905

 16 Ambiorix

Ambiorix
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 0100 BC
Birthplace: Gaul
Died: 0053 BC

 17 Prince Carl Bernadotte

Prince Carl Bernadotte
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: January 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 27, 2003

 18 Prince Baudouin of Belgium

Prince Baudouin of Belgium
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: June 3, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 23, 1891

 19 Philippe, Duke of Brabant

Philippe, Duke of Brabant
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belvédère Castle, Brussels

 20 Samo

Samo
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0600 AD
Birthplace: Soignies
Died: 0658 AD