Some famous people who passed through the Grand Duchy:

Here is a list of prominent foreign personalities from the literary, artistic, cultural world or other who were passing the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, through various centuries.

French engineer Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) directed operations for the armies of France's King Louis XIV besieging Luxembourg's fortress in 1684.
Great French playwright Jean Racine (1639-1699) passed through Luxembourg in 1687 as Louis XIV's historiographer and inspector of Luxembourg's fortress.
German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) stayed in Luxembourg's fortress on two occasions in 1792.
English painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) painted a good number of views of Luxembourg's fortress during his two visits, in 1826 and 1834.
French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) produced a number of drawings during his stay in Vianden, in the Ardennes.
Dutch landscape artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862) painted a series of landscapes depicting the Grand Duchy in the 1840s.
For 25 years, Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900) lived with his Luxembourgish wife at Colpach castle, the couple's summer residence. The most important painter in 19th-century Hungary was constantly painting the surroundings of the castle and the inhabitants of the village.
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) also stayed in Colpach some time before his death. He gave his last piano recital, on 19 July 1886, at the 'Casino Bourgeois' in Luxembourg City.
French Nobel Prize in Literature winner André Gide (1869-1951) was among the guests of the famous 'Colpach circle', centred on Aline and Emile Mayrisch, which brought together the European cultural icons of the early 1920s at Colpach castle.
Franco-Hungarian Paul Almasy (1906-2003), one of the greatest photo reporters of the 20th century, took hundreds of photographs of the Grand Duchy during his many stays in the country.
  • Updated 28-04-2015