Grand Duke Jean (1921-2019) and Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927-2005)


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Jean I Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano

Reign: 12 November 1964 – 7 October 2000
Predecessor: Charlotte
Successor: Henri

Born: 5 January 1921
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg

Died: 23 April 2019 (aged 98)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Burial: 4 May 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Spouse: Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium
(m. 1953; died 2005)

Children:
Princess Marie Astrid
Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Prince Jean
Princess Margaretha
Prince Guillaume

Father: Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
Mother: Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
 
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Videos of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte.



 
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"Today, Grand Duke Jean would have been 100 years old. In memory of his late father, Grand Duke Henri shares a message for this symbolic day for him and all his family.

"“On this day of the 100th anniversary of the birth of my father, the Grand Duke Jean, I would like with the Grand Duchess, my brothers and my sisters, and all our family, to have a moving thought for the one who has left us almost two years ago. I think I can associate the whole population with the feeling of affection we have in our hearts for the one who has given us so much throughout our lives ""

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJp-luOgLkE/


https://monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/100e-anniversaire-de-sar-grand-duc-jean
 
"“On this day of the 100th anniversary of the birth of my father, the Grand Duke Jean, I would like..."
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJp-luOgLkE/

https://monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/100e-anniversaire-de-sar-grand-duc-jean


It is interesting, that here the Grand Duke remembers the birthday of his father... but the pictures show only Grand Duke Jean as a middle aged and old man... no baby pictures, no adolescent Jean...

Presumably this is the very way Grand Duke Jean lives on in the memories of his son!
 
Prince Felix also remembers Grand Duke Jean via the Chateau les Cristea's Instagram page.
Today is a very special day for our family because my grandfather Grand Duke John would have turned 100 today. I join my father Grand Duke Henri with a very special thought for this great man of state who touched us all very much. Not only as a father and grandfather but as a protector of the people of Luxembourg and who was also highly respected internationally for his kindness and determination to serve his country. It will forever be etched in our hearts.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJqT_JkFwAq/?igshid=k3k3y2mw60dw
 
I never saw a widower with such a sorrow and dignity at his wife' Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte Funerals.
 
“d’Aviano”? Is that a Lux tradition?
 
“d’Aviano”? Is that a Lux tradition?
It’s the name of a friar and the family is very Catholic so it’s possible that many if not most of the men in the family have that name, plus some of them are descendants of the Habsburgs so the tradition is within both families.
 
“d’Aviano”? Is that a Lux tradition?

Not really. The use of Guillaume/Wilhelmine is a Luxembourgian tradition but the use of 'Marc d'Aviano' is indeed a Habsbourgian tradition that was also used in a few cases by the Luxembourgian Grand Ducal family; GD Jean being the first (followed by all sons of prince Jean and the youngest son of prince Guillaume who was born a year after Marco d'Aviano's beautification). Luxarazzi has a helpful overview.
 
Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte with President and Mrs. Reagan on November 13, 1984
 
Great Speeches , but the Grand Duke implicate himself in WW2 . His Country suffered a lot during this War and his Mother Grand Duchess Charlotte was one the the greatest Head of State at that time.
 
Quite an honour that the American president would taker time of his schedule for a state visit of such a small country. We have not seen much of these anymore these last years. Was the 2015 visit of the king and queen of Spain the last visit of a European monarch to an American president? The last state dinner in honour for a royal must be even longer ago.
 
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Great Speeches , but the Grand Duke implicate himself in WW2 . His Country suffered a lot during this War and his Mother Grand Duchess Charlotte was one the the greatest Head of State at that time.
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg must have had a profound influence on her son Jean!
 
On October 24, 1966 Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte inaugurated the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge.
 
Grand Duke Jean with Queen Elizabeth II of England and President Ronald Reagan commemorated the 40th anniversary of D-Day
 
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