- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “people” and “bold.”
- 1640–1705, king of Hungary 1655–1705; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1658–1705.
- 1790–1865, king of Belgium 1831–65.
- 1747–92, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1790–92 (son of Francis I; brother of Joseph II and Marie Antoinette).
- 1835–1909, king of Belgium 1865–1909 (son of Leopold I of Belgium).
- 1901–83, king of Belgium 1934–51 (son of Albert I).
Examples from the Web for leopold
“All that they do is hire salespeople, make up a BS story, and boom, they look like a distillery,” Leopold says.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana
July 28, 2014
In Warsaw, the jazz critic Leopold Tyrmand popularized the wearing of striped socks as well.Before There Was Pussy Riot
November 22, 2012
It was established in 1886, when Leopold II of the Belgians gave the Royal Family racing pigeons (left).Queen Has Harry Potter Litter, Dog Named Gryffindor
May 24, 2012
Morgan issued a report on Leopold II and the Congo that was drafted with considerable input from Sanford.The City of Sanford’s Racist Past
April 4, 2012
Leopold straightway quitted the army, and returned to Austria.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
The death of the Emperor Leopold took place on the 1st of March, 1792.
“My knife is on the rind of the last citron now,” Leopold said to himself.
Besides, Dal explains that Leopold is a young man who dominates all around him.
Hardly could Leopold believe the thing that had happened to him.
- 1640–1705, Holy Roman Emperor (1658–1705). His reign was marked by wars with Louis XIV of France and with the Turks
- 1790–1865, first king of the Belgians (1831–65)
- 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
- 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)
- 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
Word Origin and History for leopold
masc. proper name, from French Léopold, from Old High German Leutpald, Liutbald, literally "bold among the people," from leudi "people" + bald "bold."