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- The choice of Baron Lambermont, secretary general at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, collaborator and intimate adviser to the King, consummate diplomat and world celebrity, was appropriate. It was to him that in 1874 the King had said: “I would like to do something in Africa; I've been thinking about this for a few days now and would like you to help me. Here are my first impressions, think about it. I know your talent and your sagacious and devoted mind; I know that the day you get down to it, I will be able to count on you. peaceful and humanitarianism is my only concern."
- All the King's Men' A search for the colonial ideas of some advisers and "accomplices" of Leopold II (1853-1892). (Hannes Vanhauwaert), 6. Baron Auguste Lambermont (1819-1905), A key figure in the background of early Belgian colonialism The memoirs of one of Leopold II's wing adjutants at the time, Baron Lieutenant General Guillaume, clearly hint that King Leopold II explicitly asked Lambermont to help him during the colonial quest in Africa. GUILLAUME, C. “Intimate memories. How King Leopold intervened in the Congo. ” In: Belgian Independence, 2 May 1918.