Leopold II of Belgium

1835 - 1909

Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II (Dutch: Leopold Lodewijk Filips Maria Victor; French: Léopold Louis Philippe Marie Victor; German: Leopold Ludwig Philipp Maria Viktor; 9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909) was the second King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909 and, through his own efforts, the owner and absolute ruler of the Congo Free State from 1885 to 1908. Born in Brussels as the second but eldest surviving son of Leopold I and Louise of Orléans, he succeeded his father to the Belgian throne in 1865 and reigned for 44 years until his death – the longest reign of any Belgian monarch. He died without surviving legitimate sons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold II of Belgium has received more than 5,156,979 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 531st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Leopold II of Belgium ranks 527 out of 14,801Before him are Emperor Jimmu, Agrippina the Younger, Robert F. Kennedy, Eduard Shevardnadze, Abdulmejid II, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner. After him are Pertinax, Christian IV of Denmark, Ion Antonescu, Philip V of France, Alija Izetbegović, and Gustaf V of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1835, Leopold II of Belgium ranks 6Before him are Mark Twain, Pope Pius X, Empress Dowager Cixi, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Cesare Lombroso. After him are Adolf von Baeyer, Andrew Carnegie, César Cui, Samuel Butler, Henryk Wieniawski, and Demetrius Vikelas. Among people deceased in 1909, Leopold II of Belgium ranks 3Before him are Cesare Lombroso and Geronimo. After him are Isaac Albéniz, Hermann Minkowski, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Francisco Tárrega, Itō Hirobumi, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Peder Severin Krøyer, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Leopold II of Belgium ranks 20 out of 658Before him are Frans Hals (1582), Georges Simenon (1903), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Philip I of Castile (1478), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), and Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480). After him are Eddy Merckx (1945), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Jacques Brel (1929), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960), and Agnès Varda (1928).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Leopold II of Belgium ranks 8Before him are Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Philip I of Castile (1478), and Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480). After him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), Mary of Hungary (1505), and Pepin of Herstal (635).

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