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Boechout Castle, lies in the town of Meise (Brussels). First built in the 12th century and around 1600 the castle was rebuilt completely
In 1879 the castle was bought by King Leopold II for his sister; Charlotte.

She was the widow of Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria; the Emperor of Mexico who had been killed in front of a firing squad in Mexico in 1867.

Charlotte took up residence in the castle and due to the death of her husband went insane. She lived here until her death in 1927.

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