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The following lists events that happened during 1948 in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg .

1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

Luxembourg grand duchy in Western Europe

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language, Luxembourgish. The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.

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Incumbents

Position Incumbent
Grand Duke Charlotte
Prime Minister Pierre Dupong
President of the Chamber of Deputies Émile Reuter
President of the Council of State Léon Kauffman
Mayor of Luxembourg City Émile Hamilius

Events

January – March

Benelux politico-economic union of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

The Benelux Union is a politico-economic union of three neighbouring states in western Europe: Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Luxembourg City Commune in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the country's most populous commune. Standing at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers in southern Luxembourg, the city lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated 213 km (132 mi) by road from Brussels, 372 km (231 mi) from Paris, and 209 km (130 mi) from Cologne. The city contains Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed.

Treaty of Brussels 1948 Western European defence treaty

The Treaty of Brussels, also referred to as the Brussels Pact, was the founding treaty of the Western Union (WU) between 1948 and 1954, at which it point it was amended as the Modified Brussels Treaty (MTB) and served as the founding treaty of the Western European Union (WEU) until its termination in 2010. The treaty provided for the organisation of military, economic, social and cultural cooperation among member states, as well as a mutual defence clause.

April – June

Obermosel-Zeitung was a newspaper published in Luxembourg between 1881 and 1948. In 1948, it merged into the Lëtzebuerger Journal.

The Lëtzebuerger Journal is a daily newspaper in Luxembourg. It holds a centrist liberal editorial position, supporting the Democratic Party.

Luxembourg Socialist Workers Party political party in Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party, abbreviated to LSAP or POSL, is a social-democratic political party in Luxembourg. The LSAP is the second-largest party in the Chamber of Deputies, having won 13 of 60 seats at the 2013 general election, and has one seat in the European Parliament. The LSAP is currently part of the Bettel-Schneider government, with Etienne Schneider of the LSAP serving as Deputy Prime Minister. Since March 2014 the party's President has been Claude Haagen.

July – September

The Dupong-Schaus Ministry was the government of Luxembourg between 1 March 1947 and 3 July 1951. It was a coalition between the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), and the Democratic Group.

Lambert Schaus was a Luxembourg politician, jurist, and diplomat. He held office as a government minister and European Commissioner.

Pierre Frieden was a Luxembourgish politician and writer. He was the 17th Prime Minister of Luxembourg, serving for eleven months, from 29 March 1958 until his death, on 23 February 1959. He also served as Interior Minister from 1951.

October – December

Births

Alphonse 'Aly' Jaerling is a Luxembourgish politician. He sat in the Chamber of Deputies from 1999, when he was first elected for the Alternative Democratic Reform Party (ADR) until 2009. He is also a member of Esch-sur-Alzette's communal council.

Marc Agosta is a Luxembourgian long-distance runner. He competed in the marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Deaths

Jean-Pierre Muller was a Luxembourgian cyclist. He competed in the individual and team road race events at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Footnotes

  1. Thewes (2006), p. 133
  2. Thewes (2006), p. 130
  3. 1 2 "Membres depuis 1857" (in French). Council of State. Archived from the original on 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-04-05.

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