• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The country formed part of the Holy Roman Empire until it was conquered by the French in 1795. In 1815 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was formed under the house of Orange-Nassau, also sovereigns of the Netherlands. In 1839 the Walloon-speaking area was joined to Belgium. In 1890 the personal union with the Netherlands ended with the accession of a member of another branch of the house of Nassau, Grand Duke Adolphe of Nassau-Weilburg.

Grand-Duché de Luxembourg


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The Service Central de la Statistique et des Études Économiques was founded in 1900 and reorganized in 1962 (19–21 boulevard Royal. C.P. 304 Luxembourg-City). Director: Georges Als. Main publications: Bulletin du State.—Annuaire statistique.— Cahiers économiques.Google Scholar
  2. Bulletin de Documentation. Government Information Service. From 1945 (monthly)Google Scholar
  3. The Institutions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Press and Information Service, Luxembourg, 1982Google Scholar
  4. Als, G., Le Luxembourg, situation politique, économique el sociale. Luxembourg, 1982Google Scholar
  5. Calmes, C., Au Fil de l’Histoire. Luxembourg, 1977Google Scholar
  6. Heiderscheid, A., Aspects de Sociologie Religieuse du Diocèse de Luxembourg. 2 vols. Luxembourg, 1961Google Scholar
  7. Hury, C. and Christophory, J., Luxembourg. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1981Google Scholar
  8. Majerus, P., Le Luxembourg independant. Luxembourg, 1948.—L’Etat Luxembourgeois. Luxembourg, 1983Google Scholar
  9. Newcomer, J., The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: The Evolution of Nationhood. 963 A.D. to 1983. Washington, 1983Google Scholar
  10. Archives of the State: Luxembourg-City. Director: Paul Spang.Google Scholar
  11. National Library: Luxembourg-City, 37 Boulevard Roosevelt. Director: Jules Christophory.Google Scholar

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