Roi Albert 1er de Belgique - Vichy - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JMRetSB
N 46° 07.253 E 003° 25.180
31T E 532425 N 5107563
Quick Description: This statue is a tribute to Albert 1er, which has partnered with France during the war of 1914. /\ Cette statue est un hommage à Albert 1er qui s'est allié à la France lors de la guerre de 1914.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 12/16/2015 2:20:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ45F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Albert I (8 April 1875 – 17 February 1934) reigned as King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934. This was an eventful period in the History of Belgium, which included the period of World War I (1914–1918), 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 (1929–1934). King Albert died in a mountaineering accident in eastern Belgium in 1934, at the age of 58, and he was succeeded by his son Leopold.

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Albert Ier, prince de Belgique, duc de Saxe, prince de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha et héritier présomptif de la couronne belge (1905-1909) est né à Bruxelles le 8 avril 1875. Il devient le troisième roi des Belges le 23 décembre 1909, après la mort de son oncle Léopold II. À partir de la Première Guerre mondiale, il est surnommé le Roi Soldat ou le Roi Chevalier. Passionné d'alpinisme et auteur de diverses ascensions importantes, il meurt dans un accident d’escalade à Marche-les-Dames le 17 février 1934.

Source Wikipedia
Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Roi Albert Leopold Clément Marie Meinrad de Saxe-Cobourg

Country or Empire of Influence: Belgium

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