BIRTH DATE: 1790 December 16
DEATH DATE: 1865 December 10
DESCRIPTION: Leopold I was the first King of the Belgians, following Belgium's independence from the Netherlands. He was the founder of the Belgian line of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. His children included Leopold II of Belgium and Empress Carlota of Mexico. He was also an uncle of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.