Émile Servais

Politician, Deceased Person

1847 – 1928


Who was Émile Servais?

Émile Servais was a Luxembourgian left liberal politician. He was an engineer by profession.

On 9 January 1919, a company of the Luxembourgian army revolted against the Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde, and declared itself to be the army of a new socialist republic. The seventy-two year old Servais was chosen by an eight-member 'Committee for Public Safety' as the new head of the revolutionary government, under the title of 'Chairman'. President of the Chamber of Deputies François Altwies requested that French soldiers intervene, and, eager to end what they considered to be a pro-Belgian uprising, France ended the rebellion and deposed Servais.

He was the son of former Prime Minister Emmanuel Servais. In 1877, Émile was awarded the Order of the Oak Crown.

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Sep 26, 1847
Also known as
  • Emile Servais
Oct 24, 1928

on July 23, 2013


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