leopold


noun

  1. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “people” and “bold.”

noun

  1. 1640–1705, king of Hungary 1655–1705; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1658–1705.
  2. 1790–1865, king of Belgium 1831–65.

noun

  1. 1747–92, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1790–92 (son of Francis I; brother of Joseph II and Marie Antoinette).
  2. 1835–1909, king of Belgium 1865–1909 (son of Leopold I of Belgium).

noun

  1. 1901–83, king of Belgium 1934–51 (son of Albert I).

noun

  1. 1640–1705, Holy Roman Emperor (1658–1705). His reign was marked by wars with Louis XIV of France and with the Turks
  2. 1790–1865, first king of the Belgians (1831–65)

noun

  1. 1747–92, Holy Roman Emperor (1790–92). He formed an alliance with Prussia against France (1792) after the downfall of his brother-in-law Louis XVI
  2. 1835–1909, king of the Belgians (1865–1909); son of Leopold I. He financed Stanley’s explorations in Africa, becoming first sovereign of the Congo Free State (1885)

noun

  1. 1901–83, king of the Belgians (1934–51); son of Albert I. His surrender to the Nazis (1940) forced his eventual abdication in favour of his son, Baudouin

masc. proper name, from French Léopold, from Old High German Leutpald, Liutbald, literally “bold among the people,” from leudi “people” + bald “bold.”

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