Wikipedia:WikiProject Luxembourg

WikiProject Luxembourg
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Welcome to WikiProject Luxembourg, a collaboration to improve all manner of articles related to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The WikiProject aims to coordinate this effort to galvanise its members to improve articles about Luxembourg more effectively. This page and its subpages contain the suggestions of the members; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and Wikipedia:WikiProject/Best practices.


Within the scope of this WikiProject lies every article to do with Luxembourg: the land, the people, the history.

The goal of the WikiProject is to improve the coverage of Luxembourg, and all of its facets, so that the articles on Luxembourg are of such a high quality and quantity that the casual visitor will forget (or not realise in the first place) that Luxembourg has a population of under half a million people.

Specifically, the WikiProject has been set up to:

  1. Produce several showcase articles, covering the main areas of Luxembourg geography, history, culture, and economy.
  2. Reduce the number of red links within articles on Luxembourg. Sometimes, a stub is all that is required.
  3. Channel local knowledge of Luxembourg into the articles.
  4. Achieve better coordination with the Luxembourgish, French, and German Wikipedias' content on Luxembourg.
  5. Improve the number of images in articles, particularly photographs of people.


  1. Tag and assess all Luxembourg-related articles with {{WikiProject Luxembourg}}.
  2. Introduce 'Bottom-importance' categorisation to refine categorisation of 'Low-importance' articles.

Article alertsEdit

Articles for creation


  1. Promote Luxembourg to a Featured Article.
  2. Promote Luxembourg (city) to a Good Article.
  3. Create an over-arching article on the History of Luxembourg, linking together the in-depth articles to form one broad narrative.
  4. Write bodies of text for each Prime Minister of Luxembourg.
  5. Write bodies of text for each Canton of Luxembourg.


Active membersEdit

To join WikiProject Luxembourg, edit this section and add your username to the following table of active members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

Member Connection to Luxembourg Areas of interest Recent contributions
1. Bastin None History, government, politics, sport FIE Fencing World Championships 1954, Luxembourg communal election, 2005, Radical Socialist Party (Luxembourg), Dominique Brasseur, Xavier Brasseur
2. Brigade Piron Neighbour History (particularly relating to the Belgian-Luxembourg intervention in the Korean War) and Politics Belgian United Nations Command; Luxembourg government-in-exile; Luxembourg in World War II; The Holocaust in Luxembourg
3. Caranorn Native History, government, politics... none
4. Spanish Inquisition Native History German occupation of Luxembourg in World War II
5. Acelor None Geography, Culture, History, Politics Geography of Luxembourg, Upper Sûre Natural Park, Upper Sûre Lake, Luxembourg, Luxembourg City
6. Scotchorama None History, Culture, Art Arbed, Auguste Trémont, Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe
7. Two-face Jackie None Culture, politics, Grand Dukes, cities, burgs
8. Ipigott Inhabitant History, Geography, Art Bock (Luxembourg), Place d'Armes (Luxembourg), Photothèque (Luxembourg), Jean-Baptiste Fresez, Nicolas Liez, Luxembourg Military Band, Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Union Grand-Duc Adolphe, Echternach Music Festival, Marcel Wengler,Sandrine Cantoreggi, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg City History Museum, Emile Kirscht, Su-Mei Tse, Photography in Luxembourg
9. Bjung Neighbour Various fixes, interwiki & Commons connections
10. Futbol vic None Sport List of football stadiums in Luxembourg
11. Ejgreen77 None History
12. Dr Gangrene Former inhabitant History, politics Steel industry in Luxembourg, ARBED building, Fortress of Luxembourg, Jean-Théodore Laurent, Nicolas Adames, Johannes Joseph Koppes, Joseph Laurent Philippe, Pierre Nommesch, Trinity Church, Luxembourg, Minette (ore), Émile Metz, Education Law of 1912, Left Bloc (Luxembourg), Luxembourg Resistance, Altmünster Abbey, Schuster Line, Jean-Pierre Pescatore, Clairefontaine Abbey, Maulkuerfgesetz, Nicholas Margue, Léon de la Fontaine, Court system of Luxembourg, Education in Luxembourg, Unio'n, Consultative Assembly (Luxembourg), Revolution of 1848 in Luxembourg, Freemasonry in Luxembourg, Albert Calmes
13. LPL_Lex Native History, Culture, Finance, Politics Luxembourgish Patriot League
14. AlessandroTiandelli333 None Various Cédric Sacras, CS Fola Esch
15. Philk84 Resident Football Football in Luxembourg, CS Fola Esch (and their players), Luxembourg Cup (and its seasons)
Added: Luxembourgian football clubs in European competitions, Luxembourg national football team results
16. Romelerfels Neigbour Music, Nature Added: Mathieu Lamberty (Composer)

Former membersEdit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 21:23:43, 13 May 2019 (UTC) – WikiProject templates and categories.

Member identificationEdit

Members of WikiProject Luxembourg should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Luxembourg members.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Luxembourg members]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Luxembourg}}
Roundel of Luxembourg.svgThis User is a member of WikiProject Luxembourg
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Luxembourg}}
Flag of Luxembourg.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Luxembourg.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Luxembourg|invite}} linked pages

For other Luxembourg user templates, see Category:Luxembourg user templates.



Hierarchy definitionEdit

No classification of this project has been defined.

Adopt an articleEdit

You might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

Current adoptionsEdit

Style conventionsEdit

The following are conventions for the editing of articles within the scope of WikiProject Luxembourg. To discuss the conventions as they are now, or to suggest new additions, visit the talk page.

Spelling and usageEdit

  • British English is to be used for all articles. This reflects the overwhelming usage in both official and unofficial circles in Luxembourg and Europe as a whole. Exceptions may be made if the article is connected to a country in which the norm is to use another dialect of English, e.g. Luxembourg American.


  • Article titles are to be rendered as they are usually in English. A good way to check is to use the Luxembourg Tourist Office, or similar 'official' sites directed at English speakers. This is not to say that names not derived from English are unacceptable, provided that they are regularly adopted by English speakers, e.g. Gëlle Fra. If it is the case that an article does use a non-English title, the usual English-derived title is to be the first name given, as in the case of Gëlle Fra's title of 'Monument of Remembrance'.
  • All alternative names in the three official languages of Luxembourg should then be given. They are to be in the order of: Luxembourgish, French, German. For an example, see Adolphe Bridge. If a name in one of the languages is the same as that in English, it can be excepted, e.g. 'Eisch' is the name in English, French, and German, but not Luxembourgish.


  • Settlements should be defined as being 'towns', 'small towns', 'villages', or 'hamlets' depending entirely upon population size as follows:
0 – 25: Hamlet
25 – 250: Village
250 – 1,000: Small Town
1,000 +: Town
Luxembourg City is a special case, and is always described as a 'city', despite that term having a specific legal meaning (see: List of cities in Luxembourg).



Internal WikiProject templatesEdit

Navigation boxesEdit

Geography: {{DivLux}}; {{Capellen commune footer}}, {{Clervaux commune footer}}, {{Diekirch commune footer}}, {{Echternach commune footer}}, {{Esch-sur-Alzette commune footer}}, {{Grevenmacher commune footer}}, {{Luxembourg commune footer}}, {{Mersch commune footer}}, {{Redange commune footer}}, {{Quarters of Luxembourg City}}, {{Remich commune footer}}, {{Vianden commune footer}}, {{Wiltz commune footer}}

Politics: {{Luxembourgian political parties}}, {{Luxembourg Prime Ministers}}, {{MEP lists Luxembourg}}, {{Politics of Luxembourg}}

Other: {{History of Luxembourg}}, {{Luxembourg City buildings and structures}}, {{Luxembourg honours}}, {{Luxembourg National Division clubs}}, {{LuxX companies}}, {{Motorways in Luxembourg}}, {{Religion in Luxembourg}}

Stub templatesEdit

There are currently four stub templates used extensively by WikiProject Luxembourg:

Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Other templatesEdit

Politics: {{Luxembourg legislative election, 1999}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 1999 (Centre)}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 1999 (Est)}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 1999 (Nord)}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 1999 (Sud)}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 1999}}; {{Luxembourg legislative election, 2004 (Centre)}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 2004 (Est)}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 2004 (Nord)}}, {{Luxembourg legislative election, 2004 (Sud)}}, {{LuxSE}}

Recent contributionsEdit

New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new Luxembourg-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any article created in the past three months is eligible to be listed here. You don't have to list all of your creations, but any that might be of interest to other users would be welcomed (all stubs are probably notable). Alternatively, if you have created many articles on similar subjects, you might want to choose one as an example of the new additions to the WikiProject.

New listsEdit

Please feel free to list your new Luxembourg-related lists here (newer articles at the top, please).

Did You Know?Edit

Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYK has a 5-day time limit from the creation of the article. Below are listed all of the Luxembourg-related articles featured in DYK.

High-quality contentEdit

Good articlesEdit

Good article nomineesEdit

Peer reviewEdit

Featured articlesEdit

  1. Battle of the Bulge (21 August 2004)
  2. German occupation of Luxembourg in World War I (22 August 2006)

Featured article candidatesEdit

Featured picturesEdit

Featured picture candidatesEdit

Featured listsEdit

  1. List of Prime Ministers of Luxembourg (5 July 2006)

Featured list candidatesEdit


The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles on Luxembourg. Currently, the article ratings are used primarily within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Luxembourg article}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in a set of categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.


I believe that people from traditional Luxembourg participated in the Revolution of 1830 for independence from the House of Orange. I would like to know if all of Luxembourg participated or at least how much. By the treaties of circa 1838, 1839 traditional Luxembourg was dismantled and left with its present (much smaller) size. I would like to know if partition was imposed on Belgium/Luxembourg by the three large powers (Prussia, France, Britain, or any one/two) or if there are groups of Luxembourgers who pushed for the partition. Groups of people getting their own way is very rare. I saw what Dumont wrote in his History of Belgium. I would like to see the history as written by the those in the Grand Duchy. It is after all, the history of the beginning of your modern state. Thank you. Laburke (talk) 16:20, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

An article on Raymond Beringer would be great. Beringer was a prominent member of the Luxembourg platoon in Korea who was recommended for the US Silver Star medal for exceptional heroism at the Battle of Chatkol in 1953. Thanks. Brigade Piron (talk) 13:46, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

How about a Roman Luxembourg to go with the excellent Celtic Luxembourg article? -- Brigade Piron (talk) 19:10, 4 August 2012 (UTC)



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  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.