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Baudouin I

Born: 1930 AD
Died: 1993 AD
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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.