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King Baudouin of the Belgians


Baudouin (Boudewijn in Dutch) was the fifth king of the Belgians. He succeeded his father King Leopold III in 1951. His long reign saw the loss of the Belgian colonies, and the transition of Belgium towards a federal state. In 1960 he married the Spanish princess Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragon who became Queen. His unexpected passing away in 1993 submerged the whole of Belgium in a deep mourning. Hundreds of thousands of Belgians paid a last tribute to their beloved King. Having no descendants, King Baudouin was succeeded by his brother who became King Albert II

Let's now look at the King from the viewpoint of Phrenology
A first striking detail is the relative narrowness of the head compared to its height. This means that vital energy is somewhat lacking compared to the development of the mind; this development, in the direction of the asthenic type, gives some indication of the health problems which kept chasing the King and which have played a part in his premature death. 
The upper part of the skull however is extremely well built, showing a full development of the intellectual and moral faculties. On the front, the protuberances of Causality are evident. The development of this faculty enabled the King to be the sovereign of one of the most complexly structured countries in the world. 
Benevolence, located on the upper front, at the roots of the King's hair, is extremely well built out. and illustrates the innate goodness of the King's mind, his unbiased kindness and altruism. He always has converged thought and regard for the welfare of other people, expressing sympathy, kindly gentleness and compassion, particularly towards weak and oppressed people for which he showed a particular interest. The development of Benevolence is synergised by a equally well built out Affection on the back of the head, non visible on this picture. 
The top of King Baudouin's head shows an extraordinary development of Veneration and Spirituality. These two faculties determine the whole upwardly thinking of the King, whose deep spiritual and religious feelings were almost of a mystic nature. 

Conclusion: an extraordinary cranial development shaping a mind of the highest nobility. 

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