How many hands were cut off in the Congo?
Correspondingly, how many did Belgium kill in Congo?
10 million people
Furthermore, who Colonised the Congo? Belgian
Similarly, it is asked, how long did Leopold rule the Congo?
Leopold II (9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909) was King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909. Born in Brussels as the second but eldest surviving son of Leopold I and Louise of Orléans, he succeeded his father to the Belgian throne in 1865 and reigned for 44 years until his death – the longest reign of any Belgian monarch.
What did Leopold do in the Congo?
Although Leopold II established Belgium as a colonial power in Africa, he is best known for the widespread atrocities that were carried out under his rule, as a result of which as many as 10 million people died in the Congo Free State.