Person:Leopold III of Belgium (1)

Leopold III of Belgium
b.3 Nov 1901
d.25 Sep 1983
  1. Leopold III of Belgium1901 - 1983
  2. Prince Charles , Count of Flanders1903 - 1983
  3. Marie-José of Belgium1906 - 2001
  1. Prince Alexander of Belgium1942 - 2009
  1. Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium1927 - 2005
  2. Baudouin of Belgium1930 - 1993
  3. Albert II of Belgium1934 -
Facts and Events
Name Leopold III of Belgium
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Nov 1901
Death[1] 25 Sep 1983
Reference Number? Q12973?

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Leopold III (3 November 1901 – 25 September 1983) reigned as King of the Belgians from 1934 until 1951, when he abdicated in favour of the heir apparent, his son Baudouin. From 1944 until 1950, Leopold's brother, Charles, served as prince regent while Leopold was declared incompetent to rule. In 1950, the debate about whether Leopold could return to the throne provoked a political crisis known as the Royal Question.

Leopold III was born in Brussels as Prince Leopold of Belgium, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and succeeded to the throne of Belgium on 23 February 1934 following the death of his father, King Albert I. He was invested as the 1,154th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Spain in 1923, the 355th Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword (Portugal) in 1927 and the 833rd Knight of the Order of the Garter (England) in 1935.

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