Albert I
(1875-1934)
   Albert Leopold Clement Marie Meinrad, the third king of the Belgians, was born in Brussels on 8 April 1875, the second son of Prince Philippe, the count of Flanders, and Maria von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. He succeeded to the throne on Leopold II's death (23 December 1909). The first monarch to take the constitutional oath in both French and Dutch, Albert was popularly dubbed the "hero king" and the "knight king" for his role in rallying Belgian resistance to the German invasion in World War I. He spent the war at the head of the army and led the Allied offensive that recovered the Belgian coast in 1918. The monarch received a tumultuous welcome on his return to Brussels on 22 November 1918. A proponent of social reform and a calm, steadfast, and unostentatious ruler, Albert proved immensely popular. The king died in a fall during an outing at Marche-les-Dames on 17 February 1934. His funeral in Brussels saw many millions in attendance. A statue of the king stands in the Albertine gardens.

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  • Albert I — may refer to:*Albert I, Count of Vermandois (917 987), Count of Vermandois *Albert I, Count of Namur (c. 950 1011), a Belgian count *Albert I of Brandenburg (c. 1100 1170), first Margrave of Brandenburg *Albert I of Käfernburg (d. 1232),… …   Wikipedia

  • Albert I. — Albert I. ist der Name folgender Personen: Albert I. (Namur) (um 1000), Graf von Namur Albert I. (Görz) ( 1240–1304), Graf von Görz und Tirol Albert I. (Monaco) (1848–1922), monegassischer Fürst Albert I. (Belgien) (1875–1934), belgischer König… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Albert I. — Albert I., von Appeldern, Bischof von Riga 1199 1229, Begründer der deutschen Kolonie Livland, erbaute 1201 Riga, stiftete 1202 den Orden der Ritterschaft Christi (Schwertbrüder); gest. 17. Jan. 1229 …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Albert I — 1875 1934, king of the Belgians 1909 34. * * * born April 8, 1875, Brussels, Belg. died Feb. 17, 1934, Marche les Dames, near Namur King of the Belgians (1909–34). He succeeded his uncle, King Leopold II, in 1909. He strengthened the army while… …   Universalium

  • Albert I — Albert Ier  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents souverains partageant un même nom. Il existe plusieurs personnages historiques portant le nom d Albert Ier: Albert Ier (v. 931 987), comte de Vermandois de 946 à 987 ; Albert… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Albert I — /ˈælbət/ (say albuht) noun 1. (Albert the Bear), c. 1100–70, margrave of Brandenburg; military leader. 2. c. 1255–1308, king of Germany 1298–1308. 3. 1875–1934, king of the Belgians 1909–34 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Albert I — biographical name 1875 1934 king of Belgium (1909 34) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ALBERT I —    emperor of Germany from 1298 to 1308, eldest son of Rudolf of Hapsburg, a most clutching, strong fisted, dreadfully hungry, tough, and unbeautiful man, whom his nephew at last had to assassinate, and did assassinate, as he crossed the river… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Albert I — Belgisk regent 1909 1934 …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Albert I — 1875 1934, king of the Belgians 1909 34 …   Useful english dictionary

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