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ELISABETH of Bavaria, Queen of the Belgians (E-10)

25/07/1876, Possenhofen Castle, Bavaria, German Empire - 23/11/1965, Brussels, Belgium

the Queen of the Belgians from 23 December 1909 to 17 February 1934 as the spouse of King Albert I, and a duchess in Bavaria by birth. She was the mother of King Leopold III of Belgium and of Queen Marie-José of Italy, and grandmother of Kings Baudouin and Albert II of Belgium, and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg. She patronized the creation of a competition of young academic musicians, held in Brussels and it was named after her. The Queen Elisabeth Competition was founded in 1937 at the instigation of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. Originally called the Eugène Ysaÿe Competition, it adopted its current name in 1951, thus paying tribute to its Honorary President and initiator.

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