Leopold II of Belgium

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Leopold II was the King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909, notable for establishing and exploiting the Congo Free State. - AsNotedIn

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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1877/11/00 King Leopold II creates the Committee for Studies of the Upper Congo (Comite d'Etudes du Haut Congo, later named Association Internationale du Congo) to establish European trade in the African interior along the Congo River. Sovereign
1880/00/00 Between 1879 and 1882, sponsored by the Committee for Studies of the Upper Congo, Henry Morton Stanley establishes stations on the upper Congo and opens negotiations with local rulers. Sovereign Congo River Democratic Republic of the Congo
1884/00/00 Having successfully signed treaties with 450 independent African entities, the Association Internationale du Congo, claims the right to govern all the territory concerned as an independent state. Sovereign Congo Basin Democratic Republic of the Congo
1885/00/00 At the Berlin West Africa Conference of 1884-85, Association Internationale du Congo sphere of influence in Africa becomes the Congo Free State, and European powers recognize Leopold as its sovereign. Sovereign Democratic Republic of the Congo
1890/00/00 King Leopold II commissions 136 000 francs to Jef Lambeaux for a 12 by 8 metres (39 ft 26 ft) work of art depicting happiness and the sins of mankind dominated by death and the "negative" passions of mankind such as war, rape and suicide. Benefactor Temple of Human Passions, Cinquantenaire Parc du Cinquantenaire
1905/09/27 Leopold II inaugurates the Cinquantenaire Arch. Architect Arcade du Cinquantenaire, Brussels Brussels, BE
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