Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourgish royal, Died at 98

Jean, given names: Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Aviano was born on January 5, 1921, and died on April 23 2019, from a pulmonary infection, reigned as Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000.

d’Aviano was the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix. Jean’s initial education was in Luxembourg initially before attending Ampleforth College in England.

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In 1938, d’Aviano was officially named Hereditary Grand Duke as heir to the throne of Luxembourg.

While Germans invaded Luxembourg during the Second World War, the grand ducal family was abroad in exile.

d’Aviano, given names: Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Avianostudied at the Université Laval in Quebec City.

He later volunteered to join the British army’s Irish Guards in 1942, and after graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst received his commission in 1943.

d’Aviano engaged in the Normandy landings, the Battle for Caen and joined the Allied forces in the liberation of Luxembourg.

From 1984 until 2000, he was, made colonel of the Irish Guards.

On 9 April 1953, d’Aviano married Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium with whom he had five children.

On November 12, 1964, Grand Duchess Charlotte abdicated, and d’Aviano replaced her as Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

He then reigned for 36 years before he resigned on 7 October 2000 and was, replaced by his son, Grand Duke Henri.

Jean, given names: Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Aviano passed away at the age of 98.