Philip of Belgium (1837–1905)

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Philippe of Flanders and Belgium

Philippe Eugène Ferdinand Marie Clément Baudoin Léopold Georges of Belgium (born March 24, 1837 in Laken Castle , † November 17, 1905 in Brussels ) was a Prince of Belgium and carried the title of Count of Flanders .


Philippe was the younger son of Leopold I , King of the Belgians (1790-1865) from his second marriage to Louise d'Orléans (1812-1850), a daughter of King Ludwig Philip of France . His older brother was King Leopold II , his sister Charlotte was Empress of Mexico. The title "Count of Flanders" was created by Leopold I on December 16, 1840 for him as the second-born son and has since been the official title of the second-born prince in the Belgian royal family; the crown prince bears the title Duke of Brabant .

Prince Philipp with his brother Crown Prince Leopold and Princess Charlotte
Prince Philipp with his brother Crown Prince Leopold and Princess Charlotte

On April 25, 1867, he married Maria Luise (1845–1912), daughter of Prince Karl Anton von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and his wife Princess Josephine von Baden in Berlin . Philipp was a Belgian lieutenant general and supreme commander of the cavalry. After the death of his nephew Leopold in 1869, he was the official heir to the throne until his death.

At the age of 68, Philippe died in Belgium on November 17, 1905. His tomb is in the Church of Our Lady in Brussels. Philipp was a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and the Sword .


⚭ 1896 Philippe Emmanuel Maximilien Marie Eudes d'Orléans, duc de Vendôme (1872–1931)
⚭ 1894 Prince Karl Anton von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1868–1919)
  • Albert I (1875–1934), King of the Belgians
⚭ 1900 Duchess Elisabeth Gabriele in Bavaria (1876–1965)


Ernst Friedrich of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1724–1800)
Franz von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750–1806)
Sophie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1724–1802)
Leopold I King of Belgium (1790–1865)
Heinrich XXIV. Von Reuss-Ebersdorf (1724–1779)
Auguste Reuss zu Ebersdorf (1757–1831)
Karoline Ernestine zu Erbach-Schönberg (1727–1796)
Philip of Belgium
Louis-Philippe II. Joseph de Bourbon, duc d'Orléans (1747–1793)
Louis-Philippe I King of the French, (1773–1850)
Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre (1753–1821)
Louise d'Orléans (1812-1850)
Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies (1751–1825)
Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782–1866)
Maria Karolina of Austria (1752–1814)


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