Thursday, April 8, 2010

Birthday of Albert I


Just a quick post to commemorate the birth of one of my favorite monarchs, Albert I, King of the Belgians. He was born on April 8, 1875, a day before the 40th birthday of his uncle, King Leopold II. Albert was the second son and fifth child of the Count and Countess of Flanders, Prince Philippe of Belgium and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Modest and dutiful as an adult, Albert is nonetheless reported to have been a willful and mischievous little boy...

3 comments:

Leah Marie Brown said...

I must say, although I thoroughly enjoy European history and particularly enjoyed my travels in Belgium, I know very little about that country and its history. Thank you for sharing this.

Matterhorn said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting!

Pilgrim said...

Merci! Propz Pilgrim