Baudouin (Dutch: Boudewijn Albert Karel Leopold Axel Marie Gustaaf van België, French: Baudouin Albert Charles Léopold Axel Marie Gustave de Belgique; 7 September 1930 – 31 July 1993) reigned as King of the Belgians, following his father's abdication, from 1951 until his death in 1993. He was the eldest son of King Leopold III (1901–83) and his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden (1905–35). ... more »
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''It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.''Baudouin I (b. 1930), Belgian King (from 1951). Address, May 12, 1959, to joint session of U.S. Congress.