(9 September 1841 - 11 October 1915) was a Luxembourgish politician
, and diplomat
. He was the eighth Prime Minister of Luxembourg
, serving for twenty-seven years, from 22 September 1888 until his death, on 11 October 1915.
The son of Charles-Gérard Eyschen
, a former Director-General for Justice
, Eyschen was born in Diekirch
, in northern Luxembourg, on 9 September 1841. Eyschen graduated in 1860 from the Athénée de Luxembourg
. Eyschen became a lawyer
after studying Law in Bonn
. He was admitted to the bar
on 9 November 1865.
At the elections of 12 June 1866, Eyschen was elected to Chamber of Deputies
, representing the canton
. However, he was not yet 25 years old on the day of the vote, as required by the constitution
. His election victory was first annulled by the Chamber on the initiative of Félix de Blochausen
, but when the now-vacant seat was put up again for election on 10 November, he won it back and, being 25, he kept it.
In 1875, he was appointed Chargé d'Affaires
to the German Empire
, in which capacity he served until 1888.
On 7 July 1876, Eyschen emulated his father by becoming... Read More