1959 in Luxembourg

Years in Luxembourg:
1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962

Centuries:
19th century · 20th century · 21st century

Decades:
1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s

Years:
1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962

Contents

1 Incumbents
2 Events

2.1 January – March
2.2 April – June
2.3 July – September
2.4 October – December

3 Births
4 Deaths
5 Footnotes
6 References

Incumbents[edit]

Position
Incumbent

Grand Duke
Charlotte

Prime Minister
Pierre Frieden (until 23 February)
Pierre Werner (from 2 March)

Deputy Prime Minister
Eugène Schaus (post created on 2 March)

President of the Chamber of Deputies
Émile Reuter
Joseph Bech

President of the Council of State
Félix Welter

Mayor of Luxembourg City
Émile Hamilius

Events[edit]
January – March[edit]

1 February – Elections are held to the Chamber of Deputies. The Christian Social People’s Party loses 5 seats, while the Democratic Party gains five.
23 February – Prime Minister Pierre Frieden dies in Zürich, twenty-two days after winning re-election.
2 March – Pierre Werner becomes Prime Minister, seven days after the death of his Christian Social People’s Party colleague Pierre Frieden. He forms a new government in coalition with the Democratic Party, with Eugène Schaus in the new office as Deputy Prime Minister.
11 March – Luxembourg misses the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time: the only time before the country’s withdrawal from the contest since 1993.

April – June[edit]

7 June – Charly Gaul wins the 1959 Giro d’Italia.

July – September[edit]

4 August – Nicolas Margue is appointed to the Council of State.[1]

October – December[edit]

30 December – Paul Wilwertz is re-appointed to the Council of State, having previously been a member from 1945 to 1954.[1]

Births[edit]

12 April – Andy Bausch, film director
18 May – Ranga Yogeshwar, scientist
28 September – Michel Margue, historian
30 September – Fernand Kartheiser, politician
8 October – Claude Michely, cyclist
12 December – Patrick Hastert, actor
28 December – Antoine, Prince of Ligne

Deaths[edit]

23 February – Pierre Frieden, politician and Prime Minister
7 June – Victor Prost, politician
22 July – Robert Bruch, linguist
24 September – Jean Schaack, painter
26 September – Ernest Hamelius, politician and banker
4 October – Romain Nati, Councillor of St
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