Leopold II of Belgium and his statues

The owner of Congo In 1876, Léopold-Louis-Philippe-Marie-Victor of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha, better known as Leopold II of Belgium organized a private company with fake scientific and philanthropic purposes which he called the International African Society or International Association for the Exploration and Civilization of the Congo. The initial idea was to export ivory, not just for the Kingdom of Belgium, but also for the personal wealth of its king. In 1878, … Continue reading Leopold II of Belgium and his statues