Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Bio
Jean reigned as Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000. First Luxemburg grand duke of French agnatic descent. He was the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix. Jean’s primary education was in Luxembourg initially before attending Ampleforth College in England.
|Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Biography|
|Born||He was Born on 5 January 1921|
|Died||23 April 2019|
|Birthplace||Berg Castle, Luxembourg|
Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium
|Children||Prince Jean of Luxembourg, MORE|
|Siblings||Alix, Princess of Ligne, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg|
|Parents||Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
He was born on 5 January 1921, at Berg Castle, in central Luxembourg, the son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and of Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma.
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Jean He completed attended primary school in Luxembourg, where he continued the initial stage of secondary education. JeanUpon reaching completed secondary school at Ampleforth College, a Roman Catholic boarding school in the United Kingdom. He On 10 May reaching maturity, on 5 January 1939 he was styled ‘Hereditary Grand Duke’, recognising his status as heir apparent.
Second World War
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[tie_full_img][/tie_full_img]eginning a four-year occupation. The Grand Ducal Family sought refuge in the United States, renting an estate in Brookville, New York. Jean studied Law and Political Science at Université Laval, Quebec City.
God bless Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg who passed in today. He fought the Nazis with the Brits & led his country the best he could https://t.co/LZKOE04lWs
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He joined the British Army as a volunteer in the Irish Guards in November 1942. After receiving officer training at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, Jean was commissioned as a lieutenant on 30 July 1943, before being promoted to captain in 1944. Jean landed in Normandy on 11 June 1944, and took part in the Battle for Caen and the liberation of Brussels.
Jean took part in the liberation of Luxembourg before moving on to Arnhem and the invasion of Germany. He relinquished his commission in the British Army on 26 June 1947. After the war, from 1984 until his abdication, he served as Colonel of the Regiment of the Irish Guards, often riding in uniform behind Queen Elizabeth II during the Trooping the Colour.
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Wife, Children, Family
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He was married in Luxembourg on 9 April 1953 to Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, daughter of Leopold III, King of the Belgians. The marriage put an end to the tensions between Luxembourg and Belgium which arose from 1918 to 1920 when there had been a threat of annexation. The couple had five children, 22 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren:
- Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria (17 February 1954) she married Archduke Carl Christian of Austria on 6 February 1982. They have five children and nine grandchildren.
- Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (16 April 1955), he married María Teresa Mestre y Batista on 14 February 1981. They have five children and four grandchildren.
- Prince Jean of Luxembourg (15 May 1957) he married Hélène Vestur on 27 May 1987 and they were divorced in 2004. They have four children and two grandsons. He remarried Diane de Guerre on 18 March 2009.
- Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein (15 May 1957) she married Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein on 20 March 1982. They have four children.
- Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (born 1963) he married Sibilla Weiller on 8 September 1994. They have four children
Retirement and death
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#Sadnews It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of my beloved father, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean, who has passed away in peace, surrounded by the affection of his family. Henri Luxembourg, April 23, 2019. My heart is broken. I can’t believe that he’s not here with us anymore. Rest In Peace, Your Royal Highness. Thank you for your affection to your country, your marvelous ruling over Luxembourg and your unconditional love to your family. You will forever stay in our hearts as one of the greatest monarchs in history. Fly as high as you can! 🖤🙏🏻😓 UPDATE: The funeral of His Royal Highness, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg will be on Saturday, May 4th, at 11am. #ripgranddukejean #granddukejean #luxembourgroyalfamily #luxembourgroyals #royalfamily #luxembourgroyals #royalty #instaroyals #rip
In the summer of 2002, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Charlotte took up residence at Fischbach Castle. After his wife died in January 2005, the Grand Duke continued to live there alone.
He was hospitalized due to bronchitis and was discharged from hospital on 4 January 2017, a day before he celebrated his 96th birthday.
He died on 23 April 2019 at the age of 98 after he was hospitalized for a pulmonary infection. He had been the oldest living monarch.