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Leopold I of Belgium

1790 - 1865

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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. The youngest son of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Leopold took a commission in the Imperial Russian Army and fought against Napoleon after French troops overran Saxe-Coburg during the Napoleonic Wars. After Napoleon's defeat, Leopold moved to the United Kingdom, where in 1816 he married Princess Charlotte of Wales, the only child of the Prince Regent (the future King George IV). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold I of Belgium has received more than 3,516,430 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Leopold I of Belgium is the 472nd most popular politician (down from 398th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Germany (down from 121st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular German Politician.

Leopold I of Belgium is most famous for being the first King of the Belgians, and for his role in the Congo Free State.

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Among politicians, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 472 out of 15,577Before him are Handan Sultan, Rudolf Höss, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, John Adams, Ursula von der Leyen, and Mustafa III. After him are Murad V, Imre Nagy, Xanthippe, Agrippina the Younger, Ibn Saud, and Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1790, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 2Before him is Jean-François Champollion. After him are Sunjo of Joseon, George Everest, August Ferdinand Möbius, John Tyler, Alphonse de Lamartine, Jules Dumont d'Urville, Nicolas Chauvin, John Frederic Daniell, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, and Robert Stirling. Among people deceased in 1865, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 4Before him are Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. After him are Ignaz Semmelweis, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, and Heinrich Barth.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 129 out of 6,142Before him are Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Heinrich Böll (1917), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Michael Schumacher (1969), Rudolf Höss (1901), and Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943). After him are Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Novalis (1772), Bruce Willis (1955), Agrippina the Younger (15), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), and Leni Riefenstahl (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Leopold I of Belgium ranks 33Before him are George II of Great Britain (1683), Henry the Fowler (876), Clara Zetkin (1857), George I of Great Britain (1660), Augustus II the Strong (1670), and Rudolf Höss (1901). After him are Agrippina the Younger (15), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Charles the Fat (839), Franz von Papen (1879), and Frederick William III of Prussia (1770).