Leopold I (French: Léopold; 16 December 1790 – 10 December 1865) was the first king of the Belgians, reigning from 21 July 1831 until his death in 1865.
Leopold I (born December 16, 1790, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld [Germany]—died December 10, 1865, Laeken, Belgium) first king of the Belgians (1831–65), who helped strengthen the nation’s new parliamentary system and, as a leading figure in European diplomacy, scrupulously maintained Belgian neutrality.
Justin Slee Queen Victoria's uncle Leopold returns to the palace in season three of Victoria. Here's what he was like in real life. Who was King Leopold I? Born in Coburg, Germany on December...
Leopold I ( Leopold George Christian Frederick; Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, later Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony; 16 December 1790 – 10 December 1865) was from 21 July 1831 the first King of the Belgians. This was following Belgium's independence from the Netherlands.
King Leopold I. 1790. On 16 December, in Coburg, Bavaria, birth of Leopold, Georges, Chrétien, Frédéric, son of His Ducal Highness François, reigning Duke of Saxe-Cobourg Saalfeld. 1795. Leopold was appointed by the Russian Czar as Colonel of the Ismailovski Regiment of the Imperial Guard.
Leopold I (1790-1865), the first king of independent Belgium, reigned from 1831 to 1865. He founded the Saxe-Coburg dynasty, which remains the ruling house of Belgium. The youngest son of Francis Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Leopold was born in Coburg, Germany, on Dec. 16, 1790.
Leopold I, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, took the constitutional oath on 21 July 1831 to become the first King of the Belgians. Under the hereditary constitutional Monarchy system, the role and operation of Belgium's institutions, including the Monarchy, are governed by the Constitution.