18 March 2015

#846 Luxembourg

For more info about Luxembourg, see received card #609.

About some facts written on the postcard:

Bouneschlupp is a traditional Luxemburgish green bean soup with potatoes, bacon and onions.

Although Bouneschlupp is considered to be a Luxemburgish national dish, it can also be found in Saarland (Germany), Gaume, Arelerland (Belgium) and Lorraine (France).

Accordingly, Luxembourg is a trilingual country: Luxembourgish, French and German are official languages.

 Edward Jean Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was a Luxembourgian American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator.

Charly Gaul (born 8 December 1932 - died Luxembourg City, 6 December 2005) was a professional cyclist. He was a national cyclo-cross champion, an accomplished time triallist and superb climber. His ability earned him the nickname of The Angel of the Mountains in the 1958 Tour de France, which he won with four stage victories. He also won the Giro d'Italia in 1956 and 1959. Gaul rode best in cold, wet weather. In later life he became a recluse and lost much of his memory.

Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967), born Hugo Gernsbacher, was a Luxembourgian American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine. His contributions to the genre as publisher were so significant that, along with the novelists H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, he is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction". In his honor, annual awards presented at the World Science Fiction Convention are named the "Hugos".

Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann (16 August 1845 – 13 July 1921) was a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist and inventor, and Nobel laureate in physics for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference.

Thank you, Anne !

Received on: March 18, 2015

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