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Pierre Dupong

Pierre Dupong (1 November 1885 – 23 December 1953) was a Luxembourgish politician and statesman. He was the 16th Prime Minister of Luxembourg, serving for sixteen years, from 5 November 1937 until his death, on 23 December 1953, and was also responsible at different times for the ministries of finance, the army, agriculture, labour and social matters. He founded the Christian Social People's Party (CSV) as the main conservative party after the Second World War, having been a founding member of the Party of the Right (PD) in 1914.

He was one of the founding members in 1914 of the Party of the Right, and was elected to the legislature in 1915. From 1926 he was 1937 Director-General for Finance, and in 1936 and 1937 also Minister for Social Security and Labor.

His first government was the Dupong-Krier Ministry (1937–1940). Between 1940 and 1944, Dupong then led the Luxembourgish government-in-exile, after Luxembourg had been occupied by Nazi Germany. He fled the country along with the rest of the Luxembourg government and the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, settling in France. Once in Bordeaux, they were granted transit visas from the Portuguese consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes, in June 1940. Pierre Dupong, along with his wife Sophie, and their children Marie Thérèse, Lambert Henri, Henriette and Jean, followed the Grand Ducal family through Coimbra and Lisbon, settling at Praia das Maçãs after the Grand Ducal family had moved to Cascais. By August, the entire entourage had moved to Monte Estoril. The Dupong couple stayed at Chalet Posser de Andrade until 26 September 1940, while their children remained there until 2 October 1940. On 26 September, the couple boarded the S.S. Excalibur headed for New York City, arriving on 5 October 1940. Georgette and Betty Bech, the wife and daughter of Joseph Bech, the Foreign Minister of the Luxembourg government-in-exile, traveled with them.

He then presided over the Liberation Government, the National Union Government, and the Dupong-Schaus and the Dupong-Bodson governments. He is also notable for sending Luxembourgish soldiers in the UN mission during the Korean War, as part of the Belgian United Nations Command.

He was the father of Jean Dupong, who became a minister and CSV deputy himself.

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Some of their strengths

Pierre Dupong has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Organized, Altruistic, Analytical, Innovative, Optimistic, Achievement-oriented, and Confident.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Pierre Dupong is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is ambitious and motivated.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Pierre Dupong well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Pierre Dupong as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Influential and Dynamic

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Pierre Dupong is someone who tends to be focused on spreading ideas, information, and activities.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Pierre Dupong tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Pierre Dupong's challenges

While Pierre Dupong has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Pierre Dupong can be Perfectionist, Selfish, Complicated, Brusque, Difficult, Rebellious, and Emotionally Distant.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Pierre Dupong's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Callous and Selfish

Pierre Dupong is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Pierre Dupong also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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