Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. 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.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The Service Central de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (STATEC) was founded in 1900 and reorganized in 1962 (19–21 boulevard Royal, C.P. 304 Luxembourg-City). Director: Robert Weides. Main publications: Bulletin du STATEC.—Annuaire statistique.— Cahiers économiques.Google Scholar
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  6. Calmes, C., The Making of a Nation from 1815 up to our Days. Luxembourg, 1989Google Scholar
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  9. Majerus, P., Le Luxembourg indépendant. Luxembourg, 1948.—L’État Luxembourgeois. Luxembourg, 1983Google Scholar
  10. Newcomer, J., The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: The Evolution of Nationhood, 963 A.D. to 1983. Washington, 1983Google Scholar
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  12. Archives of the State: Luxembourg-City. Director. Cornel Meder.Google Scholar
  13. National Library: Luxembourg-City, 37 Boulevard Roosevelt. Director. Jules Christophory.Google Scholar

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