Leopold II, King of Belgium


Leopold II, King of Belgium
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  • Leopold III, King — 1901–1983    On 10 May 1940 Germany invaded Belgium and King Leopold assumed command of the Belgian Army. Leopold requested aid from the Allies who sent troops to aid the Belgian forces. However, after two weeks of difficult fighting which had… …   Who’s Who in World War Two

  • Belgium — • Information on the history, education, and cemeteries of the country Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Belgium     Belgium     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Leopold — Leopold1 [lē′ə pōld΄] n. [Ger < OHG Liutbalt < liut, people (orig., prob., free man, akin to OE leod, man, king) + balt, strong, BOLD] a masculine name Leopold2 [lē′ə pōld΄] 1. Leopold I 1640 1705; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1658… …   English World dictionary

  • Leopold I — 1. 1640 1705, king of Hungary 1655 1705; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1658 1705. 2. 1790 1865, king of Belgium 1831 65. * * * I born June 9, 1640 Vienna, Austria died May 5, 1705, Vienna Holy Roman emperor (1658–1705). Son of Ferdinand III,… …   Universalium

  • Leopold II — 1. 1747 92, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1790 92 (son of Francis I; brother of Joseph II and Marie Antoinette). 2. 1835 1909, king of Belgium 1865 1909 (son of Leopold I of Belgium). * * * I born May 5, 1747, Vienna died March 1, 1792, Vienna …   Universalium

  • Leopold III — 1901 83, king of Belgium 1934 51 (son of Albert I). * * * orig. Léopold Philippe Charles Albert Meinrad Hubertus Marie Miguel born Nov. 3, 1901, Brussels, Belg. died Sept. 25, 1983, Brussels King of the Belgians (1934–51). He succeeded his father …   Universalium

  • Leopold — Le•o•pold [[t]ˈli əˌpoʊld[/t]] n. 1) big Leopold I a) big 1640–1705, king of Hungary 1655–1705; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1658–1705 b) big 1790–1865, king of Belgium 1831–65 2) big Leopold II a) big 1747–92, emperor of the Holy Roman… …   From formal English to slang

  • Leopold, Indiana — Infobox Settlement official name = Leopold, Indiana settlement type = Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image |pushpin pushpin label position =left pushpin map caption =Location within the state of Indiana pushpin mapsize =… …   Wikipedia

  • Leopold II — 1. 1747 92, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1790 92 (son of Francis I; brother of Joseph II and Marie Antoinette). 2. 1835 1909, king of Belgium 1865 1909 (son of Leopold I of Belgium) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leopold I — I. biographical name 1640 1705 king of Hungary (1655 1705) & Holy Roman emperor (1658 1705) II. biographical name 1790 1865 king of Belgium (1831 65) …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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