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During his reign the colony of Belgian Congo was given its independence. In 1976, on the 25th anniversary of Baudouin's coronation the King Baudouin Foundation[?] was formed, with the aim of improving the living conditions of the Belgian people.
He reigned for 42 years until he died of heart failure on July 31, 1993 in Motril[?], in the south of Spain. He was interred in the Royal vault at the Church of Our Lady, Laeken Cemetery, Brussels, Belgium.
Because his marriage was childless, he was succeeded by his brother, who became King Albert II.
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