Leopold III of Belgium

1901 - 1983

Leopold III of Belgium

Leopold III (Dutch: Leopold Filips Karel Albert Meinrad Hubertus Maria Miguel; French: Léopold Philippe Charles Albert Meinrad Hubert Marie Michel; German: Leopold Philipp Karl Albrecht Meinrad Hubert Maria Michael; 3 November 1901 – 25 September 1983) was King of the Belgians from 1934 until 1951. On the outbreak of World War II, Leopold tried to maintain Belgian neutrality, but after the German invasion in May 1940, he surrendered his country, earning him much hostility, both at home and abroad. His act was declared unconstitutional by Prime Minister Hubert Pierlot and his cabinet, who presently moved to London to form a government-in-exile, while Leopold and his family were placed under house arrest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold III of Belgium has received more than 1,240,619 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 578th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Leopold III of Belgium ranks 573 out of 14,801Before him are Edward IV of England, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Catiline, Henry VI of England, Gordian I, and Anne of Brittany. After him are Béla IV of Hungary, John of Bohemia, Olav V of Norway, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Artaxerxes II of Persia, and Philip the Arab.

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Among people born in 1901, Leopold III of Belgium ranks 14Before him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Linus Pauling, Sukarno, Fulgencio Batista, Rudolf Höss, and Alberto Giacometti. After him are Magda Goebbels, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Ngo Dinh Diem, Vittorio De Sica, and Paul of Greece. Among people deceased in 1983, Leopold III of Belgium ranks 5Before him are Joan Miró, Louis de Funès, Garrincha, and Luis Buñuel. After him are Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, and Buckminster Fuller.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Leopold III of Belgium ranks 22 out of 658Before him are Albert II of Belgium (1934), Philip I of Castile (1478), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), and Eddy Merckx (1945). After him are Jacques Brel (1929), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960), Agnès Varda (1928), Hergé (1907), and César Franck (1822).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Leopold III of Belgium ranks 9Before him are Clovis I (466), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Philip I of Castile (1478), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), and Leopold II of Belgium (1835). After him are Albert I of Belgium (1875), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), Mary of Hungary (1505), Pepin of Herstal (635), and William III of the Netherlands (1817).

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