Baudouin I of Belgium
|King of the Belgians|
King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola
|Reign||17 July 1951-31 July 1993
42 years, 14 days
|Born||7 September 1930|
|Died||31 July 1993(aged 62)|
|Place of death||Motril, Spain|
|Consort||Doña Fabiola Fernanda María de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragón|
|Mother||Astrid of Sweden|
Baudouin I (French: Baudouin Albert Charles Léopold Axel Marie Gustave or Dutch: Boudewijn Albert Karel Leopold Axel Marie Gustaaf) (7 September 1930 – 31 July 1993) was the King of the Belgians from 1951 to 1993.
On 15 December 1960, Baudouin was married in Brussels to Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón. The King and Queen had no children. All of the Queen's five pregnancies ended in miscarriage. Badouin died of heart failure. Having had no children, the crown passed on to his brother, Albert II of Belgium, following his death.
During Baudouin's reign the colony of Belgian Congo became independent.
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