Luxembourg marks 175 years of independence

April 21, 2014

According to the Luxemburger Wort:

April 19, 2014, marks 175 years of independence in Luxembourg. But, while Luxembourg struck out on its own when it signed the Treaty of London in 1839, the Grand Duchy was actually created in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna.

The conference of ambassadors of European states held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815, reorganised Europe following the defeat of Napoleon. The result was that it recreated Luxembourg as part of the Kingdom of the United Netherlands, whose monarch would be sovereign of the independent Grand Duchy.

To read the entire article in the Luxemburger Wort, please click here.

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

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