DescriptionBelgium's Notorious King Leopold II Autograph Letter Signed, "Leopold", one page, 7" x 8.75", Brussels, March 10, 1887, unknown recipient. The letter is written in French with content regarding the Dominican Republic. Light stains and smoothed folds, else near fine condition. Included is an early 20th century postcard portrait of the aged monarch.
King Leopold enriched himself with the Congo's natural resources without regard to the human costs paid by the native population. Forced labor and brutal governing practices resulted in the deaths of millions. Leopold's activities in Africa were so loathsome that they were even condemned by his avaricious colonial peers.
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