Famous people on Luxembourg's street names


Michel Rodange

Michel Rodange 19 Michel Rodange was a Luxembourgish writer and poet, best known for writing Luxembourg's national epic, Reynard|Renert [full original title: Renert oder de Fuuß am Frack an a Ma'nsgrëßt].

Edmond de la Fontaine

Edmond de la Fontaine 14 Edmond de la Fontaine, better known by his pen name of Dicks, was a Luxembourgish jurist, poet, and lyricist, known for his work in the Luxembourgish language. He is considered the national poet of Luxembourg, and along with Michel Lentz and Michel Rodange, one of the most important figures in the history of Luxembourgian literature. In addition, his Luxemburger Sitten und Bräuche was one of the most influential early ethnographies on the Luxembourgian people.

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg 13 Charlotte was Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 14 January 1919 until her abdication on 12 November 1964.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy 11 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to as JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was the youngest person elected president. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his foreign policy concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in both houses of the United States Congress prior to his presidency.

Michel Lentz

Michel Lentz 11 Michel Lentz was a Luxembourg poet. He is best known for having written Ons Heemecht, the national anthem of Luxembourg.

Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 10 Henri is Grand Duke of Luxembourg. He has reigned since 7 October 2000. Henri is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. He is a first cousin of King Philippe of Belgium. In 2019, Henri's net worth was estimated around US$4 billion.

George S. Patton

George S. Patton 8 George Smith Patton Jr. was a general in the United States Army who commanded the Seventh Army in the Mediterranean Theater of World War II, and the Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

Pierre Krier

Pierre Krier 8 Pierre Krier was a Luxembourgish politician.                                                       

Josy Barthel

Josy Barthel 8 Joseph ("Josy") Barthel was a Luxembourgish athlete. He was the surprise winner of the Men's 1500 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the only athlete representing Luxembourg to have won a gold medal at the Olympics. Besides athletics, Barthel also led successful careers in both chemistry and politics.

Batty Weber

Batty Weber 8 Batty (Jean-Baptiste) Weber (1860–1940) is considered to have been one of Luxembourg's most influential journalists and authors, contributing much to the development of the country's national identity. His style is characterized by his sense of humour and skillful use of irony.


Hubertus 8 Hubertus or Hubert was a Christian saint who became the first bishop of Liège in 708 A.D. He is the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians and metalworkers. Known as the "Apostle of the Ardennes", he was called upon, until the early 20th century, to cure rabies through the use of the traditional Saint Hubert's Key.

Pierre Dupong

Pierre Dupong 7 Pierre Dupong was a Luxembourgish politician and statesman. He was the 16th prime minister of Luxembourg, serving for sixteen years, from 5 November 1937 until his death, on 23 December 1953, and was also responsible at different times for the ministries of finance, the army, agriculture, labour and social matters. He founded the Christian Social People's Party (CSV) as the main conservative party after the Second World War, having been a founding member of the Party of the Right (PD) in 1914.

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas 7 Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nicholas of Bari, was an early Christian bishop of Greek descent from the maritime city of Patara in Anatolia during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, toymakers, unmarried people, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. His reputation evolved among the pious, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.

Aloyse Kayser

Aloyse Kayser 6 Den Aloyse Kayser, gebuer den 29. Januar 1874 zu Rolleng bei Miersch, a gestuerwen de 6. Mäerz 1926 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg, war e lëtzebuergesche Politiker a Gewerkschaftler (FNCTTFEL).

Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg 6 Marie-Adélaïde, was Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1912 until her abdication in 1919. She was the first Grand Duchess regnant of Luxembourg, its first female monarch since Duchess Maria Theresa and the first Luxembourgish monarch to be born within the territory since Count John the Blind (1296–1346).

Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium

Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium 6 Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium was the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg as the wife of Grand Duke Jean. She was the first child of King Leopold III of Belgium, and sister of the late King Baudouin and former King Albert II and aunt of King Philippe. She was also the first cousin of King Harald V of Norway, second cousin of Margrethe II of Denmark, and a maternal third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Michel Welter

Michel Welter 6 Dr. Michel Welter was a Luxembourgish politician, and former leader of the Socialist Party. A member of Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies, he served as the Director-General for Agriculture, Commerce, and Industry from 24 February 1916 until 3 January 1917, during the German occupation.

Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 6 Jean was the Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000. He was the first Grand Duke of Luxembourg of French agnatic descent.

Robert Schuman

Robert Schuman 6 Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Robert Schuman was a Luxembourg-born French statesman. Schuman was a Christian democratic political thinker and activist. Twice Prime Minister of France, a reformist Minister of Finance and a Foreign Minister, he was instrumental in building postwar European and trans-Atlantic institutions and was one of the founders of the European Communities, the Council of Europe and NATO. The 1964–1965 academic year at the College of Europe was named in his honour. In 2021, Schuman was declared venerable by Pope Francis in recognition of his acting on Christian principles.

William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 5 William IV was Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 17 November 1905 until his death in 1912. He succeeded his father, Adolphe. Like his father, William mostly stayed out of politics despite being vested with considerable power on paper by the Constitution.

Émile Mayrisch

Émile Mayrisch 5 Jacob Émile Albert Mayrisch was a Luxembourgian industrialist and businessman. He served as president of Arbed.

Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant 5 Henry Dunant, also known as Henri Dunant, was a Swiss humanitarian, businessman, social activist, and co-founder of the Red Cross. His humanitarian efforts won him the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.

Caspar Mathias Spoo

Caspar Mathias Spoo 5 Caspar Mathias Spoo was a Luxembourgish industrialist and politician.                               

Prince Jean of Luxembourg

Prince Jean of Luxembourg 5 Prince Jean of Luxembourg, the second son of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. He is the twin brother of Princess Margaretha. He frequently goes by the name of Jean Nassau.

Paul Eyschen

Paul Eyschen 5 Paul Eyschen was a Luxembourgish politician, statesman, lawyer, and diplomat. He was the eighth prime minister of Luxembourg, serving for twenty-seven years, from 22 September 1888 until his death, on 11 October 1915.

Jean Antoine Zinnen

Jean Antoine Zinnen 5 Jean Antoine Zinnen was a Luxembourgish composer, best known for the Luxembourgish national anthem, Ons Heemecht.

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo 4 Victor-Marie Hugo, vicomte Hugo, sometimes nicknamed the Ocean Man, was a French Romantic writer and politician. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote in a variety of genres and forms.

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur 4 Louis Pasteur was a French chemist, pharmacist, and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization, the last of which was named after him. His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes and preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health and much of modern medicine. Pasteur's works are credited with saving millions of lives through the developments of vaccines for rabies and anthrax. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern bacteriology and has been honored as the "father of bacteriology" and the "father of microbiology".

Gabriel Lippmann

Gabriel Lippmann 4 Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann was a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist and inventor, and Nobel laureate in physics for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference. His parents were French Jews.

Nicolas Biever

Nicolas Biever 4 Nicolas "Nic" Biever was a Luxembourgian politician.                                               

Auguste Liesch

Auguste Liesch 4 Jean-Baptiste Auguste Liesch was a Luxembourgish liberal politician, writer, and civil servant.   

Henry VII of England

Henry VII of England 4 Henry VII was King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death in 1509. He was the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

Pierre Frieden

Pierre Frieden 4 Pierre Frieden was a Luxembourgish politician and writer. He was the 18th prime minister of Luxembourg, serving for eleven months, from 29 March 1958 until his death, on 23 February 1959. He also served as Interior Minister from 1951.

Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen 3 Edward Jean Steichen was a Luxembourgish American photographer, painter, and curator, renowned as one of the most prolific and influential figures in the history of photography.

Jean Jaurès

Jean Jaurès 3 Auguste Marie Joseph Jean Léon Jaurès, commonly referred to as Jean Jaurès, was a French Socialist leader. Initially a Moderate Republican, he later became one of the first social democrats and the leader of the French Socialist Party, which opposed Jules Guesde's revolutionary Socialist Party of France. The two parties merged in 1905 in the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO). An antimilitarist, Jaurès was assassinated in 1914 at the outbreak of World War I, but remains one of the main historical figures of the French Left. As a heterodox Marxist, Jaurès rejected the concept of the dictatorship of the proletariat and tried to conciliate idealism and materialism, individualism and collectivism, democracy and class struggle, patriotism and internationalism.

Jean Wolter

Jean Wolter 3 Jean Wolter was a Luxembourgish journalist and politician.                                         

Léon Kauffman

Léon Kauffman 3 Léon Kauffman was a Luxembourgish politician. He was the 12th prime minister of Luxembourg, serving for one year, from 18 June 1917 until 28 September 1918.

Emmanuel Servais

Emmanuel Servais 3 Lambert Joseph Emmanuel Servais was a Luxembourgish politician. He held numerous offices of national importance, foremost amongst which was in serving as the fifth prime minister of Luxembourg, for seven years, from 3 December 1867 until 26 December 1874.

John of Bohemia

John of Bohemia 3 John the Blind or John of Luxembourg, was the Count of Luxembourg from 1313 and King of Bohemia from 1310 and titular King of Poland. He is well known for having died while fighting in the Battle of Crécy at age 50, after having been blind for a decade. In his home country of Luxembourg, he is considered a national hero. Comparatively, in the Czech Republic, Jan Lucemburský is often recognized for his role as the father of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the more significant Kings of Bohemia and one of the leading Holy Roman Emperors.

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph 3 Joseph was a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who, according to the canonical Gospels, was married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 3 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, and statesman who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.

Nik Welter

Nik Welter 3 Nikolaus “Nik” Welter was a Luxembourgish writer, playwright, poet, professor, literary critic, and statesman. He wrote predominantly in German. He also served as a Minister for Education in the government of Émile Reuter.

Raoul Follereau

Raoul Follereau 3 Raoul Follereau, né le 17 août 1903 à Nevers et mort le 6 décembre 1977 dans le 16e arrondissement de Paris, est un écrivain et journaliste français.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison 3 Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.

Lou Hemmer

Lou Hemmer 3 De Louis ("Lou") Hemmer, gebuer den 1. Dezember 1904 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg, och do gestuerwen den 23. Mee 1987, war e lëtzebuergesche Pilot a Pionéier vun der lëtzebuergescher Aviatioun. Säi ganzt Liewen huet hie sech fir de Bau vun engem Fluchhafen zu Lëtzebuerg agesat.

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara 3 Saint Barbara, known in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the Great Martyr Barbara, was an early Christian Greek saint and martyr.

Gaston Thorn

Gaston Thorn 3 Gaston Egmond Thorn was a Luxembourgish politician who served in a number of high-profile positions, both domestically and internationally. Amongst the posts that he held were the 20th prime minister of Luxembourg (1974–1979), President of the United Nations General Assembly (1975), and the seventh president of the European Commission (1981–1985).

Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle 3 Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French army officer and statesman who led the Free French Forces against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 to restore democracy in France. In 1958, amid the Algerian War, he came out of retirement when appointed Prime Minister by President René Coty. He rewrote the Constitution of France and founded the Fifth Republic after approval by referendum. He was elected President of France later that year, a position he held until his resignation in 1969.

Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême

Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême 3 Marie-Thérèse Charlotte was the eldest child of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette of France, and their only child to reach adulthood. In 1799 she married her cousin Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, the eldest son of Charles, Count of Artois, henceforth becoming the Duchess of Angoulême. She was briefly Queen of France in 1830.

Michel Lentz

Michel Lentz 3 De Michel Lentz, gebuer den 21. Mee 1820 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg, an do gestuerwen de 7. September 1893, war e Lëtzebuerger Schrëftsteller, deen als Nationaldichter bezeechent gëtt. Hien huet virun allem Gedichter geschriwwen, dorënner den Text vum lëtzebuergeschen Nationallidd Ons Heemecht. Vu Beruff war hie Staatsbeamten.

Henry Bessemer

Henry Bessemer 3 Sir Henry Bessemer was an English inventor, whose steel-making process would become the most important technique for making steel in the nineteenth century for almost one hundred years. He also played a significant role in establishing the town of Sheffield, nicknamed ‘Steel City’, as a major industrial centre.

Lucien Wercollier

Lucien Wercollier 3 Lucien Wercollier was a sculptor from Luxembourg.                                                   

André Duchscher

André Duchscher 2 André Duchscher war ein Autor von Kaméidistécker und Iechternacher Mondaart sowie ein sozialdenkender Industrieller.

Émile Metz

Émile Metz 2 Émile Metz was a Luxembourgish politician, industrialist and engineer. He was the eldest son of Norbert Metz.

François-Xavier Wurth-Paquet

François-Xavier Wurth-Paquet 2 François-Xavier Wurth-Paquet was a Luxembourgian politician, jurist, and archaeologist.             

Alphonse Munchen

Alphonse Munchen 2 Jean-Pierre Alphonse Munchen was a Luxembourgish engineer and politician. He served as the Mayor of Luxembourg City between 24 July 1904 and 14 February 1915.

William Justin Kroll

William Justin Kroll 2 William Justin Kroll was a Luxembourgish metallurgist. He is best known for inventing the Kroll process in 1940, which is used commercially to extract metallic titanium from ore.

Dominique Lang

Dominique Lang 2 Dominique Lang (1874–1919) is considered to be Luxembourg's most important Impressionist painter. He painted both portraits and landscapes although he was employed as a high-school teacher.

Xavier Brasseur

Xavier Brasseur 2 François Xavier Brasseur was a Luxembourgian politician and jurist.                                 

Jean Origer

Jean Origer 2 Jean Origer was a Luxembourgish cleric and director of the newspaper Luxemburger Wort. Jean Origer was born in Esch-Alzette and later became a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg. During World War II, He was interned in the Mauthausen concentration camp where he died. A street in his hometown of Esch-Alzette is named after him.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 2 Michael, also called Saint Michael the Archangel, Archangel Michael and Saint Michael the Taxiarch is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith. The earliest surviving mentions of his name are in third- and second-century-BC Jewish works, often but not always apocalyptic, where he is the chief of the angels and archangels, and he is the guardian prince of Israel and is responsible for the care of Israel. Christianity conserved nearly all the Jewish traditions concerning him, and he is mentioned explicitly in Revelation 12:7–12, where he does battle with Satan, and in the Epistle of Jude, where the author denounces heretics by contrasting them with Michael.

Charly Gaul

Charly Gaul 2 Charly Gaul was a Luxembourgish professional cyclist. He was a national cyclo-cross champion, an accomplished time triallist and superb climber. His ability earned him the nickname of Angel of the Mountains in the 1958 Tour de France, which he won with four stage victories. He also won the Giro d'Italia in 1956 and 1959. Gaul rode best in cold, wet weather. In later life, he became a recluse and lost much of his memory.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt 2 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He was a member of the Democratic Party and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms. His initial two terms were centered on combating the Great Depression, while his third and fourth saw him shift his focus to America's involvement in World War II.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 2 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German polymath and writer, who is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential writer in the German language. His work has had a profound and wide-ranging influence on Western literary, political, and philosophical thought from the late 18th century to the present day. Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic. His works include plays, poetry and aesthetic criticism, as well as treatises on botany, anatomy, and color.

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher 2 Saint Christopher is venerated by several Christian denominations as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd-century Roman emperor Decius, or alternatively under the emperor Maximinus Daia. There appears to be confusion due to the similarity in names "Decius" and "Daia". Churches and monasteries were named after him by the 7th century.

Hubert Clément

Hubert Clément 2 Hubert Clément was a Luxembourgish journalist and politician. He served as the Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette, as a member of the Council of State, as a member of the Chamber of Deputies. He was a director of the Tageblatt newspaper, based in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Mathias Koener

Mathias Koener 2 De Mathias Koener, gebuer de 15. November 1883 zu Waasserbëlleg, a gestuerwen den 8. Mäerz 1943 an der Stad, war Direkter vun Arbed-Schëffleng.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 2 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British statesman, soldier, and writer who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1940 to 1945 during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a total of five constituencies. Ideologically an adherent to economic liberalism and imperialism, he was for most of his career a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. He was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924.

Léon Weirich

Léon Weirich 2 De Léon Weirich, gebuer den 20. Mäerz 1878 zu Weiler zum Tuer a gestuerwen den 31. Januar 1942 zu Dachau, war e lëtzebuergesche Biergaarbechter, Gewerkschaftler a Politiker.

Zénon Bernard

Zénon Bernard 2 Johann Zénon Bernard was a Luxembourgian communist politician. He led the Communist Party of Luxembourg during its first two decades of existence, and was the first communist elected to the parliament of Luxembourg. He died in German captivity during the Second World War.

Norbert Metz

Norbert Metz 2 Jean-Joseph Norbert Metz was a Luxembourgish politician and engineer. With his two brothers, members of the powerful Metz family, Charles and Auguste, Metz defined political and economic life in Luxembourg in the mid-nineteenth century.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie 2 Maria Salomea Skłodowska-Curie, known simply as Marie Curie, was a Polish and naturalised-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win a Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. Her husband, Pierre Curie, was a co-winner of her first Nobel Prize, making them the first-ever married couple to win the Nobel Prize and launching the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was, in 1906, the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.

Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming 2 Sir Alexander Fleming was a Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance, which he named penicillin. His discovery in 1928 of what was later named benzylpenicillin from the mould Penicillium rubens has been described as the "single greatest victory ever achieved over disease". For this discovery, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

Marie-Paule Molitor-Peffer

Marie-Paule Molitor-Peffer 2 D'Marie-Paule Molitor-Peffer, gebuer de 7. Oktober 1929 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg a gestuerwen den 9. September 1999 bei Loriol, war eng lëtzebuergesch Fraendoktesch.

Saint Roch

Saint Roch 2 Roch, also called Rock in English, was a Majorcan Catholic confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August and 9 September in Italy; he was especially invoked against the plague. He has the designation of Rollox in Glasgow, Scotland, said to be a corruption of Roch's Loch, which referred to a small loch once near a chapel dedicated to Roch in 1506.

Sosthène Weis

Sosthène Weis 2 Sosthène Weis was a prolific Luxembourg artist who painted over 5,000 watercolors, mostly of Luxembourg and its surroundings. He also worked as an architect, designing some of Luxembourg's most imposing buildings.

Willy Goergen

Willy Goergen 2 De Guillaume ("Willy") Goergen, gebuer den 30. Abrëll 1867 zu Steesel, gestuerwen de 6. Juni 1942 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg, war e lëtzebuergesche Schrëftsteller.

Nicolas Adames

Nicolas Adames 2 Nicolas Adames was the first Bishop of Luxembourg.                                                 

Anne Beffort

Anne Beffort 2 Anne Beffort was a Luxembourg educator, literary writer and biographer. She is remembered for her works on Victor Hugo and Alexandre Soumet and for her support of French culture in Luxembourg.

Albert Simon

Albert Simon 2 Albert Simon was a Luxembourgish painter. His work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Ernest Feltgen

Ernest Feltgen 2 De Georges Ernest Feltgen, gebuer de 26. Mee 1867 zu Bierschbech a gestuerwen de 6. Mäerz 1950 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg, war e lëtzebuergeschen Dokter.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein 2 Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who is widely held to be one of the greatest and most influential scientists of all time. Best known for developing the theory of relativity, Einstein also made important contributions to quantum mechanics, and was thus a central figure in the revolutionary reshaping of the scientific understanding of nature that modern physics accomplished in the first decades of the twentieth century. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been called "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. In a 1999 poll of 130 leading physicists worldwide by the British journal Physics World, Einstein was ranked the greatest physicist of all time. His intellectual achievements and originality have made the word Einstein broadly synonymous with genius.

Marcel Reuland

Marcel Reuland 2 De Marcel Reuland, gebuer de 16. Mäerz 1905 zu Iechternach, a gestuerwen an der Stad den 21. Oktober 1956 war e lëtzebuergesche Schrëftsteller.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower 2 Dwight David Eisenhower, nicknamed Ike, was an American military officer and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe and achieved the five-star rank as General of the Army. Eisenhower planned and supervised two of the most consequential military campaigns of World War II: Operation Torch in the North Africa campaign in 1942–1943 and the invasion of Normandy in 1944.

Nicholas Margue

Nicholas Margue 2 Nicolas Margue was a Luxembourgish professor and politician in the Christian Social People's Party. 

Michel Rasquin

Michel Rasquin 2 Michel Rasquin was a Luxembourgish journalist and socialist politician, and European Commissioner. 

Marcel Noppeney

Marcel Noppeney 2 De Marcel Noppeney, gebuer de 24. Abrëll 1877 zu Lëtzebuerg, do gestuerwen de 5. Abrëll 1966, war e lëtzebuergesche Schrëftsteller an Editeur.

Jean-Pierre Erpelding

Jean-Pierre Erpelding 2 De Jean-Pierre Erpelding, och: Johann Peter Erpelding oder J.P. Erpelding, gebuer den 8. Juli 1884 zu Bierg, a gestuerwen den 13. November 1977 an der Stad, war e lëtzebuergesche Schrëftsteller.


Napoleon 2 Napoleon Bonaparte, later known by his regnal name Napoleon I, was a French emperor and military commander who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. He was the leader of the French Republic as First Consul from 1799 to 1804, then of the French Empire as Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and briefly again in 1815. His political and cultural legacy endures as a celebrated and controversial leader. He initiated many enduring reforms, but has been criticized for his authoritarian rule. He is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history and his wars and campaigns are still studied at military schools worldwide. However, historians still debate the degree to which he was responsible for the Napoleonic Wars, in which between three and six million people died.

Karl Marx

Karl Marx 2 Karl Marx was a German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1894); the latter employs his critical approach of historical materialism in an analysis of capitalism and is the culmination of his intellectual efforts. Marx's ideas and theories and their subsequent development, collectively known as Marxism, have exerted enormous influence on modern intellectual, economic and political history.

Jean-Pierre Beckius

Jean-Pierre Beckius 2 De Jean-Pierre Beckius, gebuer de 4. August 1899 zu Mäertert, an och do gestuerwen den 11. Dezember 1946, war e lëtzebuergesche Moler.

Irmina of Oeren

Irmina of Oeren 2 Irmina of Oeren was a saint, founder and abbess of a convent in Oeren, near Trier (Trèves), and co-founder of a convent in Echternach. Hagiographer Basil Watkins states that Irmina's 12th century biography is "unreliable" and it is likely that "legends about her family tree spiralled out of control", but she came from one of the most powerful families in the Merovingian kingdom. She might have been Saint Primina, the daughter of Dagobert I and sister of Saint Modesta. She might have been the daughter of Dagobert II and sister of Saint Adela of Pfalze. Historian Ian Wood stated that Irmina is "traditionally, and probably correctly, identified as Plectrude's mother".

Paul Noesen

Paul Noesen 2 De Paul Noesen, gebuer den 28. Juni 1891 zu Ierpeldeng bei Bous, a gestuerwen de 27. September 1960 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg, war e lëtzebuergesche Schoulmeeschter a Schrëftsteller. De Paul Noesen, deen aus enger Wiewer- a Wënzerfamill gestaamt huet, ass no senger Uewerprimärschoul, déi en zu Réimech gemaach hat, op Ettelbréck an d'Akerbauschoul gaangen. Duerno war hien op der Normalschoul a mat 18. Joer war hie Schoulmeeschter.

Nico Klopp

Nico Klopp 2 Nico Klopp (1894–1930) was a Luxembourg painter remembered above all for his post-impressionist paintings of scenes on the River Moselle where he lived.

Pierre Federspiel

Pierre Federspiel 2 De Pierre Federspiel, gebuer den 20. September 1864 a Clausen, gestuerwen den 19. Abrëll 1924 an der Stad Lëtzebuerg, war e lëtzebuergesche Sculpteur a Medailleur.

Fernand Gravey

Fernand Gravey 2 Fernand Gravey, also known as Fernand Gravet in the United States, was a Belgian-born French actor. 

Aline Mayrisch de Saint-Hubert

Aline Mayrisch de Saint-Hubert 2 Aline Mayrisch de Saint-Hubert née de Saint-Hubert was a Luxembourg women's rights campaigner, socialite, philanthropist. Mayrisch established many non-governmental organisations and was President of the Luxembourg Red Cross. She married Émile Mayrisch.

Théodore de Wacquant

Théodore de Wacquant 2 Den Théodore Willibrord de Wacquant, gebuer den 22. Juli 1815 zu Féiz a gestuerwen de 14. Dezember 1896 zu Lëtzebuerg, war e lëtzebuergeschen Deputéierten an Dokter zu Féiz.

Louis Braille

Louis Braille 2 Louis Braille was a French educator and the inventor of a reading and writing system named after him, braille, intended for use by visually impaired people. His system is used worldwide and remains virtually unchanged to this day.

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer 2 Ludwig Philipp Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian polymath. He was a theologian, organist, musicologist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran minister, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of the historical Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity concern the role of Paul's mysticism of "being in Christ" as primary and the doctrine of justification by faith as secondary.
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