King Leopold II

Person   Born 9/4/1835 Died 17/12/1909

Categories: Colonisation, Royalty

Countries: Congo

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.

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Affordable Housing & Leopold II

Not missing a marketing opportunity, the builders have placed another similar...

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Congo Monument

This is a rather dismal photograph of a rotting monument to a shameful subjec...

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Leopold II at Jardin du Roi

The garden (and the statue) were created the year of the king’s death, 1909. ...

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Leopold II at place du Trône

Cast in a compound of copper and pewter from the Congo. Inaugurated 15 Novem...

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Leopold II bust in Duden Park

He has a splendid view of his master creation - the Palais de Justice, but th...

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