Rue John Grün
Mondorf-les-Bains 1868 - Ettelbruck 1912
(also known as John Grun Marx and the Luxembourg Hercules)
believed to be the strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century
Obelisk, with on one side a relief portrait of Grün and on the others sides three of Grün's achievements.
In 2012 a new monument was erected at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Grün's death (see here).
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 Pierre Mich (Machtun 1871 - Arcueil 1919),
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Location (N 49°30'22" - E 6°16'19")
Item Code: lu037; Photograph: 16 June 2011
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