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Dominique Santana

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

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.

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.

Jean Nehrenhausen

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

Louis Ensch

Louis Ensch (1895-1953) was born in Redange-sur-Attert and moved to Brazil in 1927, where he became the general director of Belgo Mineira until 1953.

Léopold Bian

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

Fazenda do Quilombo

The Fazenda do Quilombo was Louis Ensch's farmhouse in Pedro Leopoldo, Minas Gerais. There, Louis Ensch ran his business activities as a passionate ranch owner.

Siderúrgica plant

The Siderúrgica plant is Belgo Mineira's oldest steel plant. In 1921, ARBED expanded the small steel factory of the Companhia Siderúrgica Mineira founded in 1917. Belgo Mineira's headquarters was in Sabará and the historical directors' buildings of the steel plant are being preserved by ArcelorMittal.

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.

Jean Nehrenhausen's article "Louis Ensch: Ein Redinger in Brasilien"

Read the full article about Louis Ensch written by Jean Nehrenhausen (from "De Kropemann" Nr. 7, December 1990):