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Baudouin I (Baudouin Albert Charles Leopold Axel Marie Gustave of Saxe-Cobur)

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Born: 1930 AD
Died: 1993 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: Belgian
Categories: King

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1930 - Baudouin I was born 7th of September in Kasteel Stuyvenberg, Laeken in Belgium.

 

1940 - His decision to surrender to Nazi Germany during World War II causing controversy in his loyalty.

 

1941 - Married Mary Lilian Baels, an English-born Belgian commoner.

 

1951-1993 - Ascended the throne when his father King Leopold III abdicated on 16th of July.

 

1990 - Belgium's abortion laws was approved by Parliament, he refused to give Royal Assent.

 

1993 - Died due to heart failure on 31st of in the Villa Astrida in Motril, in the south of Spain.

 

         - His death was very unexpected, and sent much of Belgium into a period of deep mourning.

 

Baudouin was succeeded by his younger brother, who became King Albert II.

 

 

 


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