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Leopold III

Leopold IIIAKA Léopold Philippe Charles Albert Meinrad

Born: 3-Nov-1901
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 25-Sep-1983
Location of death: St. Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Notre Dame Church, Laeken, Belgium

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Belgium
Executive summary: Abdicated King of Belgium

Military service: Belgian Army (12th Belgian Regiment, WWI)

[1] St. Luc Hospital, St. Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium

Father: Albert I (King of Belgium, d. 1934 mountain-climbing accident)
Mother: Elisabeth Gabrielle Valérie Marie
Brother: Prince Regent Charles of Belgium (b. 10-Oct-1903, d. 1-Jun-1983)
Wife: Princess Astrid of Sweden (m. 4-Nov-1926, d. 29-Aug-1935 auto accident)
Daughter: Joséphine-Charlotte (b. 11-Oct-1927, d. 10-Jan-2005)
Son: Baudouin (King of Belgium, b. 7-Sep-1930, d. 31-Jul-1993)
Son: Albert II (King of Belgium, b. 6-Jun-1934)
Wife: Lilian Baels (m. 11-Sep-1941, until his death, d. 7-Jun-2002, one son, two daughters)
Son: Alexander, Prince of Belgium (b. 18-Jul-1942)
Daughter: Marie-Christine, Princess of Belgium (b. 6-Feb-1951)
Daughter: Maria-Esmeralda, Princess of Belgium (b. 30-Sep-1956)

    High School: Eton College (1915)
    High School: St. Anthony Seminary, Santa Barbara, CA (1919)

    Belgian Monarch (23-Feb-1934 to 16-Jul-1951)
    Taken Prisoner of War 26-May-1940
    House Arrest Royal Castle, Brussels, Belgium (28-May-1940 to 6-Jun-1944)
    Deported to Germany (6-Jun-1944)
    Traveled to Nazi Germany
    House Arrest at Castle Hirschstein-on-Elbe, Hirschstein, Germany (Jun-1944 to Mar-1945)
    House Arrest at Strobl, Austria (Mar-1945 to May-1945)
    Exiled in Switzerland (1945 to 1950)
    Abdication 16-Jul-1951

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