Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
  • Brian Hunter
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.


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Further Reading

  1. STATEC. Annuaire Statistique. Google Scholar
  2. The Institutions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Information and Press Service, Luxembourg, 1989Google Scholar
  3. Calmes, C., The Making of a Nation from 1815 up to our Days Luxembourg, 1989Google Scholar
  4. Hury, C. and Christophory, J., Luxembourg. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1981Google Scholar
  5. Newcomer, J., The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: The Evolution of Nationhood, 963 A.D. to 1983 Washington, 1983Google Scholar
  6. Trausch, G., The Significance of the Historical Date of 1839 Luxembourg, 1989Google Scholar
  7. National Library: Luxembourg-City, 37 Boulevard Roosevelt. Director: Jules Christophory.Google Scholar
  8. National statistical office: Service Central de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (STATEC), CP 304, Luxembourg CityGoogle Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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