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Rue John Grün

John Grün

Mondorf-les-Bains 1868 - Ettelbruck 1912
the strongest man in the world
(Wikipedia)
Jean Mich
1914

Mondorf-les-Bains /  John Grün   Mondorf-les-Bains /  John Grün

Description

Obelisk, with on one side a relief portrait of Grün and on the others sides three of Grün's achievements.

Inscription(s)

a
John Grun
champion
du monde
1886 - 1912
roi de la force

Signed: Paris 1914 Jean Mich

Annotation

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 (Wikipedia).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°30'22" E 6°16'19"

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