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Philippe, Count of Flanders, brother of King Léopold II
1861, 2 June
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Philippe, Count of Flanders, was the younger brother of Léopold II, King of the Belgians. After the early death of Léopold II's only son on 22 January 1869, Philippe was Heir Presumptive to the throne of Belgium until his own death at the Regency Palace in Brussels on 17 November 1905. Four years later the crown passed to his son, who ascended the throne as Albert I.