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Famous People From Luxembourg

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List of famous people from Luxembourg, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Luxembourg, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Luxembourg you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Luxembourg, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and Josy Barthel.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Luxembourg?" or "Which celebrities were born in Luxembourg?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Prince Félix of Luxembourg (Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume; born 3 June 1984) is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. He is currently second in the line of succession....  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg, Luxembourg

    Gabriela von Habsburg (born 14 October 1956) also known as Archduchess Gabriela of Austria, is the granddaughter of Charles I, the last Emperor of Austria. She is also a prolific abstract sculptor,...  more
  • Dec. at 43 (1898-1941)

    BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Josef Jakobs (30 June 1898 – 15 August 1941) was a German spy and the last person to be executed at the Tower of London. He was captured shortly after parachuting into the United Kingdom during the...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg, Luxembourg

    Jacques Poos (born 3 June 1935) is a Luxembourgian politician....  more
  • BirthplaceEsch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

    Paul Helminger (born 28 October 1940 in Esch-sur-Alzette) is a Luxembourg politician who was Mayor of Luxembourg City from 1999 to November 2011. He is a member of the Chamber of Deputies for the...  more
  • BirthplaceWasserbillig, Luxembourg

    Jacques Santer (born 18 May 1937) is a Luxembourg politician who served as the 9th President of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999. He served as Finance Minister of Luxembourg from 1979 until...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Yves Mersch (born 1 October 1949 in Luxembourg City) is a Luxembourgian jurist and lawyer who served as Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg from the bank's formation in 1998 until 2012 and as...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg, Luxembourg

    Anne Kremer (born 17 October 1975) is a Luxembourgish retired tennis player. On 29 July 2002, she achieved her best WTA ranking of world No. 18. Anne completed her schooling at the Athénée de...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg, Luxembourg

    Prince Louis of Luxembourg (Louis Xavier Marie Guillaume; born 3 August 1986) is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. Prince Louis has two elder...  more
  • BirthplaceBetzdorf Castle, Luxembourg

    Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (Guillaume Marie Louis Christian; born 1 May 1963) is the third son and youngest child of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg....  more
  • Dec. at 86 (1899-1985)

    BirthplaceMamer, Luxembourg

    Nicolas Frantz (Luxembourgish pronunciation: [nikoːlɑs ˈfʀɑnts]; 4 November 1899 - 8 November 1985) was a Luxembourgish bicycle racer with 60 professional racing victories over his 12-year career...  more
  • BirthplaceBetzdorf Castle, Luxembourg

    Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein (born Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg on 15 May 1957) is the fourth child and second and youngest daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Princess...  more
  • BirthplaceEttelbruck, Luxembourg

    Professor François Diederich (born 9 July 1952, in Ettelbruck) is a Luxembourgian chemist specializing in organic chemistry. He obtained both his diploma and PhD (first synthesis of Kekulene) from...  more
  • Dec. at 71 (1851-1923)

    BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Emil Gustav Hirsch (May 22, 1851 – January 7, 1923) was a major Reform movement rabbi in the United States....  more
  • Age: 60

    BirthplaceEttelbruck, Luxembourg

    Bady Minck (born in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg) is a Luxembourgian filmmaker, film producer and artist....  more
  • BirthplaceBerg Castle, Luxembourg

    Alix, Princess de Ligne (Alix Marie Anna Antoinette Charlotte Gabrielle; 24 August 1929 – 11 February 2019) was the fourth daughter and youngest child of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Daniel Wiroth is a television director, film director and screenwriter....
  • Dec. at 65 (1927-1992)

    BirthplaceMamer, Luxembourg

    Joseph ("Josy") Barthel (24 April 1927 – 7 July 1992) was a Luxembourgish athlete. He was the surprise winner of the Men's 1500 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the only athlete representing...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg, Luxembourg

    Gaston Waltzing is a Luxembourg trumpeter and composer. He has created several jazz bands including Largo and the Luxembourg National Jazz Orchestra and has composed music for films and television...  more
  • Dec. at 83 (1907-1991)

    BirthplaceVichten, Luxembourg

    Pierre Grégoire (9 November 1907 – 8 April 1991) was a Luxembourgish politician in the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), journalist, and writer. Before turning to politics full-time, he wrote...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Daniel Collette (born 2 April 1985) is a Luxembourgian footballer, playing as a striker or defender....  more
  • Donato Rotunno is a film producer....
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg, Luxembourg

    Claudine Schaul (born 20 August 1983 in Luxembourg City) is a former tennis player from Luxembourg. Her career-high singles ranking as of January 2016 was world No. 41, which was achieved on 24 May...  more
  • BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Alvin Robert Lamar Jones III (born September 9, 1978) is a Luxembourgian-American professional basketball player. A 6'11" (2.11 m), 265 lb (120 kg) center, he attended Kathleen High School in...  more
  • Dec. at 78 (1822-1900)

    BirthplaceLuxembourg

    Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Prior designs for such engines...  more