Hm king leopold ii of the belgians november 5, 2013 posted in: royal king leopold ii of the belgians (1835-1909), known nationally as ‘the builder king’ for his aggrandising of capital. King leopold ii is one of the most destructive genocidal leaders in history, but why don't people know about his legacy of murder, exploitation and. Of the europeans who scrambled for control of africa at the end of the 19th century, belgium's king leopold ii left arguably the largest and most horrid legacy of all. More than a century after king leopold ii of belgium claimed congo as his personal colony, an unprecedented investigation into his country's murky colonial past and. Leopold ii aka léopold louis philippe marie victor king of belgium, 1865-1909 birthplace: brussels, belgium location of death: laeken, belgium cause of death: unspecifi leopold ii, king. King leopold's ghost: a story of and the ringleader of these gang of hoodlums who invaded the congo and massacred its inhabitants was king leopold ii of belgium.
Leopold ii (9 april 1835 – 17 december 1909) reigned as the second king of the belgians from 1865 to 1909 and became known for the founding and brutal. King leopold ii has the dishonorable reputation as one of the most brutal and cruel colonial rulers of the 19th century for what he has done in. King leopold ii is on facebook join facebook to connect with king leopold ii and others you may know facebook gives people the power to share and makes. Leopold ii of belgium interview with king leopold ii publishers' press, 1906 mass crimes against humanity in the congo free state congo: white king.
Leopold ii: leopold ii, king of the belgians from 1865 to 1909 keen on establishing belgium as an imperial power, he led the first european efforts to develop the. King leopold ii of belgium created an image for himself as a fine fellow, a humanitarian, a solid citizen of the world in fact he was a monster, terrorizing and. Ing leopold i (to the left) was the father of king leopold ii leopold i was the first king of belgium following the independence from the netherlands leopold ii. King leopold ii of belgium leopold ii (9 april 1835 17 december 1909) reigned as the second king of the belgians from 1865 to 1909 and became known for.
King leopold ii the united states of america king leopold ii born april 9th 1835 from early adolescence, leopold exhibited extreme ambition in expanding his future rule beyond belgian. Leopold ii leopold ii (1835-1909) was king of the belgians from 1865 to 1909 he founded the congo free state leopold was born in brussels on april 9, 1835.
The butcher of congo by baffour ankomah, new african, october 1999 only 90 years ago, the agents of king leopold ii of belgium massacred 10 million africans in the. Get everything you need to know about king leopold ii in king leopold’s ghost analysis, related quotes, timeline. Belgium's king leopold ii committed mass genocide in the congo, placing him on par with adolf hitler in germany yet he remains largely unknown.
On this day in 1885, king leopold ii of belgium established the congo as a personal possession until the 1870s, few europeans had ventured into the congo. King leopold ii ruled over the congo and created a horror show that had a body count on par with hitler's, so why haven't more people heard of him. Leopold ii: leopold ii, holy roman emperor from 1790 to 1792, one of the most capable of the 18th-century reformist rulers known as the “enlightened despots” the third son of the habsburg. King leopold ii of belgium propagated the least talked about mass murder in history king leopold’s african colony in the congo gave him access to 1 million square. Leopold ii, king of the belgians, was the second monarch of belgium and is known for his exploitation of the congo free state for his personal gain and the atrocities committed against the.
King leopold ii of belgium was responsible for the deaths and mutilation of 10 million congolese africans during the late 1800’s the spoils of modern day belgium. Start studying king leopold ii learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Leopold ii of the belgians (april 9, 1835 – december 17, 1909) succeeded his father, leopold i of belgium, the first king of the independent belgium, to the belgian. The belgian monarchy de belgische monarchie officiële website - welkom la monarchie belge site officiel - bienvenue die monarchie in belgien offizielle website. Leopold ii (9 april 1835 – 17 december 1909) reigned as the second king of the belgians from 1865 to 1909 and became known for the founding and brutal exploitation. Leopold ii was the second king of the belgians and the founder and sole owner of the congo free state this biography of leopold ii provides detailed information. King leopold ii’s personal rule of the vast congo free state anticipated the horrors of the 20th century, argues tim stanley.