Monday, August 17, 2009

Leopold II, King of the Belgians




5 comments:

John (Ad Orientem) said...

arrrggg I suppose we can not refuse to acknowledge him as royalty. But the man was an evil monster.

Destroyer of Worlds said...

How so? Wasn't he Queen Victoria's uncle and cousin by marriage?

Matterhorn said...

Destroyer of Worlds, Leopold I of Belgium was Victoria's uncle, and well respected. Leopold II was his son (and Victoria's cousin), but was infamous for his exploitation of the Congo Free State (later the Belgian Congo) and for his scandalous private life.

Destroyer of Worlds said...

I see, I'll look Leopold II up. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Cruel throughout his whole reign.

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