The Luxembourgish linguist Hélène Palgen was born in 1902 in Echternach. She ran the girls’ grammar school in Luxembourg as its director until 1967. Hélène Palgen was one of the first researchers to study the Luxembourgish language in a scientific manner. Her publications include studies on regional characteristics of the Luxembourgish language.
Multicoloured high-resolution offset by Bpost, Malines (B)
40,20 x 27,66 mm
post philately has issued a postage stamp to pay tribute to pierre werner, luxembourg's prime minister from 1959 to 1979 and from 1979 to 1984.
pierre werner was born on 29 december 1913 in saint-andre (lille), to luxembourgish parents. this statesman was known for his amazingly long political career. he started his working life as an executive secretary in a large luxembourgish bank.