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Etienne Schneider

Luxembourg’s deputy prime minister Etienne Schneider is on Politico’s list of 28 people who will shape Europe in 2018. Schneider is featured for his efforts to “turn tiny Luxembourg into an outer space powerhouse. As the grand duchy’s deputy prime minister and economy minister, he has worked to establish the country as a leader in …

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Georges Christen

Luxembourg strongman Georges Christen holds 23 Guinness Book World Records in feats of strength, such as bending nails, towing trains, planes and ships with his teeth or tearing up phonebooks. Source: http://www.georges-christen.com

Andy Schleck

According to Wikipedia, “Andy Raymond Schleck (born 10 June 1985) is a Luxembourgish former professional road bicycle racer. He won the 2010 Tour de France, being awarded it retroactively in February 2012 after Alberto Contador’s hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[3] He has also been the runner-up at the Tour twice; in 2009 …

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Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker was the Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013. Since 2014, he has been the President of the European Commission. According to Wikipedia, “By the time he left office, he was the longest-serving head of any national government in the EU, and one of the longest-serving democratically elected leaders in the world, …

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Hugo Gernsback

Born in Luxembourg, Hugo Gernsback (1884-1967) invented, among others, the dry cell or the first wireless radio. As the author and editor of many scientific journals and novels, he is nowadays considered as “the father of science fiction”. Source: luxembourg.public.lu

Grand Duke Henri

The full name and title of the Grand Duke is Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau, Prince of Bourbon-Parma, Count Palatine of Sayn, Königstein, Katzenelnbogen and Diez, Burrave of Hammerstein, Lord of Mahlberg, Wiesbaden, Idstein, Merenberg, Limburg and Eppstein, and Knight of Namur. Source: luxembourg.public.lu