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Fabiola de Mora y Aragon (Queen Fabiola)

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Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Monarch, Queen

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1928 - Queen Fabiola of Belgium or Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida, born on the 11th of June was the queen consort of King Baudouin I of the Belgians. Her Excellency Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón was the third daughter of Don Gonzalo Mora Fernández Riera del Olmo, Marquess of Casa Riera, Count of Mora and his wife, Doña Blanca de Aragón y Carrillo de Albornoz Barroeta-Aldamar y Elio.

1960 - On the 15th of December, she married Baudouin who had been the king of the Belgians since his father's abdication.

1961 - Guido Derom, an explorer, named a newly-discovered range of Antarctic mountains in her honour. She also has several varieties of ornamental plants named after her.

1966 - She published an album of 12 fairy tales (Los doce Cuentos maravillosos), one of which ("The Indian Water Lilies") would get its own pavilion in the Efteling theme park.

1993 - Her husband King Baudouin died.

 

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