Léopold of Belgium

Born Léopold Ferdinand Élie Victor Albert Marie, Prince of Belgium, Comte de Heinaut; became Duc de Brabant in 1865, when his father ascended tot he Belgian throne.

Named for his paternal grandfather, King Leopold I of the Belgians, and his father's cousins Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Son of Léopold II. King of the Belgians (1835-1909) and his wife Marie Henriette Archduchess of Austria (1836-1902).

Born: Laeken Palace 12. Jun 1859

Died: Laeken Palace 22. Jan 1869 from pneumonia after falling into a pond

Buried: Church of Our Lady of Laeken (Église Notre-Dame de Laeken)

Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000