List of Belgian monarchs

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This is a list of Belgian monarchs since 1831, when the first Belgian king Leopold I ascended the throne, after Belgium declared independence from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Belgian Revolution of 1830.

Chronology[edit]

# Name Portrait Birth and death Reign started Reign ended Marriages Succession right
Erasme Louis Surlet de Chokier
Regent
Surletdechokier.jpg
27 November 1769
Liège
(Prince-Bishopric of Liège)

7 August 1839
Gingelom
(aged 69)
25 February 1831 20 July 1831
(0 years, 145 days)
Chosen by the National Congress
1 Leopold I
Leopold I of Belgium (2).jpg
16 December 1790
Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
(Holy Roman Empire)

10 December 1865
Laeken
(aged 74)
21 July 1831 10 December 1865
(34 years, 142 days)
(1) Charlotte of Wales
2 May 1816
[1 child (stillborn)]
(2) Louise of Orléans
9 August 1832
[4 children]
Elected by the National Congress
2 Leopold II
Leopold ii garter knight.jpg
9 April 1835
Brussels

17 December 1909
Laeken
(aged 74)
17 December 1865 17 December 1909
(44 years, 0 days)
Marie-Henriette of Austria
22 August 1853
[4 children]
Son of
Leopold I
3 Albert I
Albert I Koning der Belgen.jpg
8 April 1875
Brussels

17 February 1934
Marche-les-Dames
(aged 58)
23 December 1909 17 February 1934
(24 years, 56 days)
Elisabeth of Bavaria
2 October 1900
[3 children]
Nephew of
Leopold II
4 Leopold III
Leopold III of Belgium.jpg
3 November 1901
Brussels

25 September 1983
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
(aged 81)
23 February 1934 16 July 1951
(abdicated)
(17 years, 143 days)
(1) Astrid of Sweden
4 November 1926
[3 children]
(2) Lilian Baels
6 December 1941
[3 children]
Son of
Albert I
Charles
Prince Regent for Leopold III
Karel van België Charles de Belgique Karl von Belgien.jpg
10 October 1903
Brussels

1 June 1983
Raversijde
(aged 79)
20 September 1944 20 July 1950
(5 years, 303 days)
Unmarried
[childless]
Son of
Albert I /
Brother of
Leopold III
5 Baudouin
Baudouin of Belgium 1969.jpg
7 September 1930
Laeken

31 July 1993
Motril (Spain)
(aged 62)
17 July 1951 31 July 1993
(42 years, 13 days)
Fabiola of Mora and Aragón
15 December 1960
[childless]
Son of
Leopold III
6 Albert II
Albert II of Belgium.jpg
6 June 1934
Laeken
9 August 1993 21 July 2013
(abdicated)
(19 years, 346 days)
Paola of Calabria
2 July 1959
[3 children]
Son of
Leopold III /
Brother of
Baudouin
7 Philippe
Koning Filip van België.jpg
15 April 1960
Laeken
21 July 2013 Incumbent
(0 years, 272 days)
Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
4 December 1999
[4 children]
Son of
Albert II

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