The New Student's Reference Work/Leopold I
Le'opold I, king of the Belgians, was born at Coburg, Dec. 16, 1790. In 1831 he was chosen king of the Belgians. As a monarch Leopold displayed marked ability, conducting himself with prudence, moderation and constant regard to the principles of the Belgian constitution and the interests of his people. He died on Dec. 10, 1865.