Leopold I, King of the Belgians

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Leopold I George Christian Frederick of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), King of the Belgians

German: Leopold I Georg Christian Friedrich von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), König der Belgier, French: Leopold I Georges Christian Frédéric de Saxe-Cobourg et Gotha (Wettin, Ernestiner), Roi des Belges
Birthplace: Coburg, Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Deutschland (HRR)
Death: December 10, 1865 (74)
Palais de Laeken, Bruxelles, Belgique (Belgium)
Place of Burial: Laeken, Bruxelles, Belgique
Immediate Family:

Son of Franz Friedrich Anton of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duke and Countess, Duchess Augusta Carolina Sophia of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Husband of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales; Princess Louise d'Orléans, Queen consort of the Belgians and Karoline Auguste Bauer
Partner of Arcadie Eugenie Claret de Viescourt, Baronin von Eppinghoven
Father of Stillborn Son von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Herzog, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland; Louis Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium; Léopold II Louis Philippe Marie Victor of Belgium, of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, King of the Belgians; Philippe de Belgique, graaf van Vlaanderen; Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine Saxe-Coburg and Gotha of Belgium, Empress consort of México and 2 others
Brother of Sophie Friedrika Caroline Luise von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Gräfin von Mensdorff-Pouilly; Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld; Grand Duchess Anna Fyodorovna of Russia; Unnamed Son von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Prinz; Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and 4 others

Occupation: King of Belgium 1831-1865, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, King of Belgium, King of the Belgians, Prins
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Leopold I, King of the Belgians

  • Name/title:Leopold Georg Christian Friederck, Prince(Prinz) of Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld,
  • Prince of Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha,
  • Duke(Herzog) of Sachsen 16 December 1790
  • First King of the Belgians. 21 July 1831
  • Founder of the Belgian line of the House of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha.
  • His children included Leopold II of Belgium and Empress Carlota of Mexico

Predecessor: None, First king of Belgium Successor: Leopold II

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Leopold I, King of the Belgians's Timeline

December 16, 1790
Coburg, Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Deutschland (HRR)
December 16, 1790
- April 6, 1818
Coburg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
February 2, 1791
Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Oberfranken, Bayern, Germany
November 5, 1817
Claremont, Forres, Moray, UK
April 6, 1818
- July 21, 1831
Age 27
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
July 21, 1831
- December 10, 1865
Age 40
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Age 40
Age 40