Albert II : the oldest King of the Belgians

Today is a special day for King Albert II, born on June 6 1934. As of today he is the oldest monarch Belgium has ever had. Leopold I, the first King of the Belgians died in 1865, just 6 days before his 75th birthday. King Albert II will turn 75 in 5 days.
On December 10,1865 Leopold I, the first King of the Belgians died just 6 days before his 75th birthday. Leopold I was King of the Belgians from 21 July 1831 to 10 December 1865.

Belgium declared independence from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Belgian Revolution of 1830.
The next eldest Belgian King is Leopold II who died at the age of 74 years and 251 days. He was King of the Belgians from 17 December 1865 to 17 December 1909.

The current king, King Albert II, ascended to the throne after his brother Boudewijn died on 31 July 1993 at the age of 62 years and 10 months.

Albert I died in an accident at the age of 58 years and 10 months.

Albert II's father, Leopold III, abdicated from the throne at the age of 49 years and 7 months. Boudewijn, Albert II's older brother took over until his untimely death at the age of 62.  As Boudewijn was childless his brother Albert ascended the throne as Albert II.

Albert II is on holidays in France at the moment.  He is expected to be back in Belgium soon- possibly to celebrate his birthday, but certainly for the upcoming regional and European elections on June 7. 
For a list of the Belgian monarchs since 1831 when the first Belgian King Leopole I ascended to the throne click here.