Grand Duchess Charlotte Monument, Luxembourg

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  • Place de Clairfontaine, cathedral & sculpture
    Place de Clairfontaine, cathedral &...
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    Grand Duchess Charlotte
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    Grand Duchess Charlotte Memorial
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    Queen Charlotte's statue

    by leics Written Feb 21, 2013

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    I rather liked this statue...elegant lines for (presumably) an elegant woman.

    Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985) became Head of State in Luxembourg in 1919, when her older sister abdicated (there was a referendum and almost 78% of Luxembourg citizens voted to retain the Grand Ducal monarchy). She remained Head of State through the Second World War...which she spent in exile in London..until she abdicated in 1964, so her son (Prince Jean) could take over. She's buried in the cathedral, in the ducal crypt.

    The statue is by a French sculptor, one Jean Cardot and erected in Place de Clairfontaine in 1990, near both the cathedral and the Hotel de Ville.

    Worth a look....

    Address: Place de Clairfontaine

    Directions: Off Place Guillaume ll and to the rear of the Cathedrale Notre Dame.

    Grand Duchess Charlotte Place de Clairfontaine, cathedral & sculpture
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    Grand Duchess Charlotte

    by ATLC Updated Oct 7, 2007

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    This duchess reigned from 1919 to 1964 and was one of the best loved and admired leaders of the country. She stands, surrounded by government buildings and the Our Lady cathedral. The memorial has inscribed 'Mir hun lech gaƫr' which means: we love you. It is a tribute from the Luxemburger people to the Grand Duchess.

    Website: http://www.lcto.lu/html_en/index.html

    GRAND DUCHESS CHARLOTTE
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    Grand Duchess Charlotte Memorial

    by MikeAtSea Written Nov 2, 2006

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    The statue of Grand Duchess Charlotte on Clairefontaine Square was designed by the Parisian sculptor Jean Cardot. On 29th April 1990, the 2.75-metre high bronze statue was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Grand-Ducal family. Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985), who was very popular with the Luxembourgers, ruled from 1919 to 1964.

    Directions: On Clairefontein Square

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    Grand Duchess Charlotte Memorial

    by xiquinho Updated Sep 12, 2004

    The statue of Grand Duchess Charlotte on Clairefontaine Square was designed by the Parisian sculptor Jean Cardot. On 29th April 1990, the 2.75-metre high bronze statue was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Grand-Ducal family. Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985), who was very popular with the Luxembourgers, ruled from 1919 to 1964.

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    Grande-Duchesse Charlotte

    by Imbi Written Jun 1, 2004

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    Grande-Duchesse Charlotte
    It is also a name of a kind of rose. She was one of the famous members of Grand Ducal family. She was born in 1896 and remained the leader of Luxembourg from 1919 to 1964, when she stepped down in the favour of her son Jean. She died in 1985.

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