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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

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Jean in 1967
Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Reign12 November 1964 – 7 October 2000
Born(1921-01-05)5 January 1921
Berg Castle, Luxembourg
Died23 April 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 98)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
SpousePrincess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium
IssueMarie Astrid, Archduchess of Austria
Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Prince Jean
Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
Prince Guillaume
Full name
Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano
HouseBourbons of Parma
FatherPrince Felix of Parma
MotherCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
SignatureJean's signature

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (5 January 1921 – 23 April 2019) ruled Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000. He was the father of the current ruler, Grand Duke Henri. He was the son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

Life[change | change source]

Jean was born at Berg Castle, in central Luxembourg. His name at birth was Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano.

He became Grand Duke when his mother, the Grand Duchess Charlotte, abdicated on 12 November 1964.[1]

Grand Duke Jean abdicated on 7 October 2000. He was succeeded on the throne by his son Henri. Grand Duke Jean lived at Fischbach Castle.[2]

Jean died at a hospital in Luxembourg City on 23 April 2019 from a lung infection at the age of 98.[3]

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 5 January 1921 – 12 November 1964: His Royal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince of Nassau, Prince of Bourbon-Parma
  • 12 November 1964 – 7 October 2000: His Royal Highness The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau
  • 7 October 2000 – 23 April 2019: His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau

References[change | change source]

  1. "HRH Grand Duke Jean". Service information et presse du gouvernement luxembourgeois. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  2. "The Grand Duke Jean". Luxarazzi blog.
  3. "Grand Duke Jean passes away".

Other websites[change | change source]

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