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Léopold Philippe Charles Albert Meinrad Hubertus Marie Miguel (Leopold III of the Belgians)

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Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1983 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Grand Duke, King, Monarch

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1901 - Leopold III of the Belgians, born on the 3rd of November in Brussels, Belgium. He reigned as King of the Belgians.

1919 - The Crown Prince Leopold was enrolled at St. Anthony Seminary in Santa Barbara, California.

1926 - He married Princess Astrid of Sweden who later became Queen Astrid of the Belgians.

1934 - Succeeded to the throne of Belgium  on the death of his father, King Albert I.

1935 - While the King and Queen were driving along the winding, narrow roads near their villa at Küssnacht am Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland on the shores of Lake Lucerne, he lost control of the car which plunged into the lake, killing Queen Astrid.

1941 - Married morganatically, Lilian Baels, who was born in Highbury, London.

1946 - A commission of inquiry exonerated him of treason.

1950 - On his return to Belgium, he was met with strikes and other protests. The strikes turned violent and in clashes with the gendarmerie, several protesters were killed.

1983 - Diedon the 25th of Septemnber in Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium.




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