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King Albert I of Belgium
At the age of 16, he became second in line, following the death of his brother. Albert was raised and educated with the expectation that he would one day become King. It was on such a trip that he met his future wife. Following a honeymoon in Italy, they settled in Brussels. They had three children:. In early , Albert took an extensive tour of the Belgian Congo, which had been annexed by Belgium the previous year.
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The First Soldier of Belgium - King Albert I I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?
This was an eventful period in the history of Belgium , which included the period of World War I — , when 90 percent of Belgium was overrun, occupied, and ruled by the German Empire. Other crucial issues included the adoption of the Treaty of Versailles , the ruling of the Belgian Congo as an overseas possession of the Kingdom of Belgium along with the League of Nations mandate of Ruanda-Urundi , the reconstruction of Belgium following the war, and the first five years of the Great Depression — King Albert died in a mountaineering accident in eastern Belgium in , at the age of 58, and he was succeeded by his son Leopold III r. Prince Philippe was the third second surviving son of Leopold I r. Albert grew up in the Palace of the Count of Flanders , initially as third in the line of succession to the Belgian throne as his reigning uncle Leopold II's son had already died. When, however, Albert's older brother, Prince Baudouin of Belgium , who had been subsequently prepared for the throne, also died young, Albert, at the age of 16, unexpectedly became second in line after his father to the Belgian Crown.