Kirpach, Henri

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Kirpach, Henri Gender: M
born on 2 March 1841 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Mamer, Luxembourg, 49n38, 6e02
Timezone LMT m6e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°39' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°42 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 19°17'


Luxembourgish politician and lawyer whose name is connected with the education law of 20 April 1881, also known as the loi Kirpach ("Kirpach law"), which made school attendance mandatory between the ages of 6 and 12. This reform provoked bitter debates over the role of the state in society and the relations between church and state. The law also provided for a single system of public schools, and made it the state's duty to organise education. At the same time, however, the church remained involved, since the local parish priest was an ex officio member of the local commune's school commission, and the schoolteacher was under his supervision.

He died on 25 April 1913 in Luxembourg City.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 10) provided by Sy Scholfield.


  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (loi Kirpach/ "Kirpach law")