King Leopold II
Person Born 9/4/1835 Died 17/12/1909
Leopold's cruel exploitation of the Congo was carried out in his name and under his instruction.
It seems nobody can find anything nice to say about Leopold II. A society lady is quoted as describing the marriage of Leopold to Maria Henrietta as being "like the marriage of a stable-boy to a nun", and by "nun" she meant Leopold. It is said that, on a visit to London the couple sought sex advice from Leopold's cousin Prince Albert and his wife Queen Victoria.