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Léopold Bian

Léopold Bian (1900-1985) was born in Luxembourg and joined Belgo Mineira in 1928 as the company's administrative manager.

Jean Nehrenhausen

Jean Nehrenhausen is a local historian from Rédange-sur-Attert and high-school teacher in Luxembourg.

Hotel Brasseur

The Grand Hotel Brasseur was a famous hotel inaugurated in 1873 in the heart of Luxembourg-city. The historical building on Royal boulevard was demolished in 1969.

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.

Tania Bian

Tania Bian is the Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Porto Alegre and Léopold Bian's wife. The couple is currently living in Porto Alegre.

Félix Chomé

Félix Chomé (1888-1972) was the President of Arbed's board of directors from 1952 to 1961. In 1953, the Fundação Félix Chomé was created in Belo Horizonte to offer scholarships to children of Belgo Mineira's employees.

Ensch's birth house

The Ensch house was on 30, rue de Reichlange, only a few steps away from the prestigious Bian residence in the small village of Redange-sur-Attert.

Afonso Torres da Silva

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

Ildeu Caldeira

Ildeu Caldeira is a retired Belgo Mineira worker who moved to João Monlevade as a young boy in the 1930s.

Messias Guimarães

Messias Guimarães started his career in the Brazilian Air Force and moved to João Monlevade in 1952 to work as a receptionist and waiter in the Belgo Mineira Casino.

Jules Verelst

The Flemish businessman Jules Verelst was hired by Belgo Mineira in 1928 as the company's financial administrator based in Rio de Janeiro.

José Nicolau Hein

José Nicolau Hein is the only son of Joseph Hein, Belgo Mineira's general director from 1956 to 1973. He lives in Belo Horizonte with his Brazilian wife.

Dominique Santana

Dominique is a Luxembourg-Brazilian historian and filmmaker investigating the histories of the Colônia Luxemburguesa.

Regina De Souza

Regina de Souza works at the Arquivo Central of ArcelorMittal Brazil in Sabará.

Expenses report of Ensch's Funeral

Discover the detailed expenses report of Louis Ensch's funeral:

Historical Cemetery of Monlevade

The Historical Cemetery of Monlevade, also known as the Cemetery of the Slaves, was entirely built by the Jean de Monlevade's slaves in the 19th century. There, the two European engineers Jean de Monlevade and Louis Ensch are buried next to each other. This private cemetery belongs to ArcelorMittal and is maintained by the company as a historical monument of its corporate history.

Bian residence

The Bian residence, located at 36, rue de Reichlange was the most impressive house in the small village of Redange-sur-Attert.