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Albert Scharlé

Albert Scharlé (1898-1956) was a Luxembourgish engineer working at Belgo Mineira since 1929. He succeeded Louis Ensch as general director of the company until his sudden death in 1956.

Josette Scharlé

Josette Scharlé is the granddaughter of Albert Scharlé and is currently living in Belo Horizonte.

Adrienne Scharlé

Adrienne is the eldest granddaughter of Albert Scharlé and is currently living in São Paulo.

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

Jean de Luxembourg (1921-2019) was the Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2004, and first visited Brazil as Crown Prince in 1942 and several times since then.

João Monlevade

João Monlevade is an industrial city in the State of Minas Gerais. It was built by the Companhia Siderúrgica Belgo Mineira in the 1930s and named after the French engineer Jean de Monlevade, who had settled in the region in the early 19th century. On 29th April 1964, the village of João Monlevade was promoted into a Brazilian municipality and currently has an estimated population of about 80 000.

Marc André Meyers

Marc André Meyers was born in Brazil as the eldest son of a Luxembourgish engineer. He is the author of "A Dama e o Luxemburguês" and university professor in San Diego.

Afonso Torres da Silva

Afonso Torres da Silva (Afonsinho) was born in João Monlevade and is fascinated by the history of his hometown.

Eugénie Wies-Scharlé

Eugénie Wies-Scharlé was married to the Luxembourgish engineer Albert Scharlé.

Henri Meyers

Henri Meyers (1912-19xx) was a Luxembourgish engineer who arrived in João Monlevade in 1939 to work at Belgo Mineira.

Marianna Scharlé de Vasconcelos

Marianna Scharlé de Vasconcelos is the eldest daughter of Josette Scharlé. Her husband is the Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Belo Horizonte.

Luxemburgo neighbourhood

Luxemburgo is an upper middle-class neighbourhood in Belo Horizonte. It used to be the property of the Luxembourgish engineer Albert Scharlé. His descendants transformed the inherited estate into a neighbourhood called Luxemburgo in memory of the family's Luxembourgish origins.

Scharlé Fazenda

The Fazenda Santo António da Moraria was bought by the Scharlé family in 1940 to become the family's permanent residence. After Albert Scharlé's death, the vast place was transformed into a recreational club, the Clube Albert Scharlé. The private church and family crypt, however, remain the family's property.