King Leopold II

War dead  Male  Born 9/4/1835  Died 17/12/1909

Categories: Colonisation, Royalty

Countries: Congo

Leopold's cruel exploitation of the Congo was carried out in his name and under his instruction.

It seems nobody can find anything nice to say about Leopold II. A society lady is quoted as describing the marriage of Leopold to Maria Henrietta as being "like the marriage of a stable-boy to a nun", and by "nun" she meant Leopold. It is said that, on a visit to London the couple sought sex advice from Leopold's cousin Prince Albert and his wife Queen Victoria.

See other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
King Leopold II

Information Commemorated at

Show all 9

Affordable Housing & Leopold II

Not missing a marketing opportunity, the builders have placed another similar...

Read More

Congo Monument

This is a rather dismal photograph of a rotting monument to a shameful subjec...

Read More

Leopold II at Jardin du Roi

The garden (and the statue) were created the year of the king’s death, 1909. ...

Read More

Leopold II at place du Trône

Cast in a compound of copper and pewter from the Congo. Inaugurated 15 Novem...

Read More

Leopold II bust in Duden Park

He has a splendid view of his master creation - the Palais de Justice, but th...

Read More