Leopold

[lee-uh-pohld]
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noun

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

Leopold I

noun

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

Leopold II

noun

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).

Leopold III

noun

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

noun

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)

Leopold II

noun

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)

Leopold III

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for leopold

Leopold

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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