Albert I of Belgium

King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934

Albert I (April 8, 1875 – February 17, 1934) reigned as King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934. This was an eventful period in the history of Belgium. It included the period of World War I (1914-1918).[1][2]

Albert I
Third King of the Belgians
Reign23 December 1909 – 17 February 1934
PredecessorLeopold II
SuccessorLeopold III
Born(1875-04-08)8 April 1875
Brussels, Belgium
Died17 February 1934(1934-02-17) (aged 58)
Marche-les-Dames, Belgium
SpouseElisabeth of Bavaria
IssueKing Leopold III of the Belgians
Prince Charles, Count of Flanders
Marie-José, Queen of Italy
HouseHouse of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
FatherPrince Philippe, Count of Flanders
MotherPrincess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
ReligionRoman Catholicism


  1. Carlo Bronne. Albert 1er: le roi sans terre.
  2. Evelyn Graham. Albert, King of the Belgians.