Jean Schortgen, born in 1880 in Tétange, was a Luxembourgish miner, trade unionist and politician. Schortgen worked in mining and metallurgy. Having been raised in a family of day labourers, he was characterised at an early age for his commitment to poor and underprivileged people. Jean Schortgen was the first worker to join the Luxembourg Parliament ass a social-democratic MP.
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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.