Diderich, Gaston

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Diderich, Gaston Gender: M
Martin Gaston Ernest Julien Diderich
born on 16 June 1884 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 49n36, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°41' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°21'


Luxembourgish politician and jurist, who was the Mayor of Luxembourg City from 1921 until his death in 1946, making his the longest uninterrupted tenure in the city's history. In addition, Diderich was a member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1918 until 1940, and again from 1945 until his death the following year.

Diderich started political life in the Liberal League, of which he was on the progressive wing. After the German occupation during the First World War, the Liberal League found itself in opposition for the first time and suffered ideological divisions. Diderich, being Mayor of Luxembourg City, took the role of leading the left-wing of the party, opposed to the leadership of the classical liberal Robert Brasseur, who had founded the party in 1904. The left-wing eventually triumphed, but only at the price of collapsing the party. The main faction of the party, predominantly the left-wing, reformed as the Radical Socialist Party, under Diderich's leadership.

He died on 29 April 1946, aged 61.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (no. 246). Wikipedia incorrectly has 18 June.


  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Liberal League; Radical Socialist Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Mayor of Luxembourg City, 1921-1946)