Obelisk, with on one side a relief portrait of Grün and on the others sides three of Grün's achievements.
1886 - 1912
roi de la force
Signed: Paris 1914 Jean Mich
John (Johann) Grün, also known as John Grun Marx and the Luxembourg Hercules (Mondorf-les-Bains 1868 - Ettelbruck 1912), was believed to be the strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Together with Aloysius Marx, a professional athlete, he formed a strongman partnership called "The Marx Brothers" or "The Two Marks", attracting crowds of enthusiasts wherever they appeared. His acts included tearing apart decks of cards and horse shoes, breaking a block of stone on his chest with a hammer or halting a moving car
- Jean Mich (1871-1919),
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