Leopold I. of the Belgians

Born Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Saalfeld. Elected King Leopold I. of the Belgians in 1831.

Son of Franz, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Saalfeld (1750-1806) by his wife Auguste Gräfin Reuss zu Köstritz (1757-1831)

Born: Coburg 16. Dec 1790


  1. Carlton House, London 2. May 1816 Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817), daughter of George, Prince of Wales (later King George IV. of the United Kingdom) (1762-1830) and his wife Caroline, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1768-1821)

  2. Château de Compiègne, France 9. Aug 1832 Louise, Princess of Orléans (1812-1850), daughter of Louis-Philippe, King of the French (1773-1850) and his wife Maria Amalia, Princess of the Two Sicilies (1782-1866)

Issue by second wife:

Illegitimate issue by Arcadia Meyer, cr. Freifrau von Eppinghoven 1863 (1826-1897):

Died: Laken, Belgium10. Dec 1865

Buried: Royal Vault, Église Notre-Dame de Laeken, Brussels

Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. II, Vittorio Klostermann; Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000