Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Gender: M
J. Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie ...
born on 5 January 1921 at 22:50 (= 10:50 PM )
Place Berg, Luxembourg, 49n49, 6e05
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 15°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°28 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 02°34'

Grand Duke of Luxembourg Jean (29 September 2006)


Luxembourgian royal, who reigned as Grand Duke from 12 November 1964 until his abdication on 7 October 2000. At the age of 96, he is the oldest and the longest-living monarch or former monarch in the world.

Jean was the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma. Jean's primary education would be in Luxemboug initially before attending Ampleforth College in England. In 1938, he would officially be named Hereditary Grand Duke as heir to the throne of Luxembourg.

While Luxembourg was occupied by Germans during the Second World War, the grand ducal family was abroad in exile. Jean would study at the Université Laval in Quebec City. Jean later volunteered to join the British army's Irish Guards in 1942 and after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, would receive his commission in 1943. He participated in the Normandy landings, the Battle for Caen and joined the Allied forces in the liberation of Luxembourg. From 1984 until 2000, he was made colonel of the Irish Guards.

On 9 April 1953, Jean married Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium with whom he would have five children. On 12 November 1964, Grand Duchess Charlotte abdicated and Jean succeeded her as Grand Duke of Luxembourg. He would reign for 36 years before he himself abdicated on 7 October 2000 and was succeeded by his son, Grand Duke Henri.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 9 April 1953 (Joséphine Charlotte, Princess of Belgium)
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  • Work : Gain social status 12 November 1964 (Succeeded as Grand Duke of Luxembourg)
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  • Death of Mother 9 July 1985 (Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg)
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  • Work : Gain social status 7 October 2000 (Abdicated as Grand Duke)
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  • Death of Mate 10 January 2005 (Joséphine Charlotte, Princess of Belgium)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 27 December 2016 (Hospitalized due to bronchitis)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 4 January 2017 (Discharged from hospital)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 10) provided by Sy Scholfield. (Full name recorded as Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano).

Previously Scholfield quoted from a diplomatic letter dated 8 January 1921 published in Documents Diplomatiques Francais, 1920-1932: 1920 (24 Septembre 1920 - 15 Janvier 1921) by Commission de publication des documents diplomatiques français (Peter Lang, 2003), p. 576: "L'événement a eu lieu mercredi soir, 5 janvier, à 11 heures. On ne croyait pas qu'il se produirait si vite, et les médecins, mandés par téléphone, à Luxembourg, les docteurs Schumacher et Delahaye, sont arrivés après la naissance.... Le prince a reçu les noms de Jean, Benoît."

(Translation: The event took place on Wednesday evening, 5 January, at 11 o'clock. It was not expected that it would happen so quickly, and the doctors, sent by telephone to Luxembourg, Dr. Schumacher and Delahaye, arrived after the birth... The Prince received the names Jean, Benoît).


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Bronchitis)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (51 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Oldest and longest-living monarch or former monarch)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Nassau-Weilburg, Luxembourg)