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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Baudouin I 1930-1993. King of Belgium (1951-1993). Although he exercised the prerogative of rule after August 11, 1950, when the Belgian parliament accepted Leopold III's offer to abdicate, he did not formally ascend the throne until July 17, 1951.


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  • Mwana kitoko means, in Congolese, beautiful boy and is the way the Congolese referred to the young Baudouin I, the last Belgian king to rule the land before, in 1960, it was granted independence.

    The New York Review of Books


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