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HSH Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein

THE ROYAL FAMILY OF LIECHTENSTEIN

HOUSE OF LIECHTENSTEIN

by William Bortrick

1989–present HSH johannes (Hans) Adam II pius ferdinand alois josef maria marko d’aviano, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1961, born at Zürich, Switzerland 14 February 1945 (godson of HH Pope Pius XII), married at Vaduz Cathedral, Liechtenstein 30 July 1967 Countess Marie Aglaë Bonaventura Theresia Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (born at Pra­gue 14 April 1940), second daughter of Count Ferdinand Carl Bonaventura Antonius Maria Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau and his wife Countess Henriette Caroline von Ledebur-Wicheln, and has issue,

1a HSH Prince Alois Philipp Maria of Liechtenstein, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, born at Zürich, Switzerland 11 June 1968, educated at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and University of Salzburg, married at Vaduz Cathedral, Liechtenstein 3 July 1993 HRH Princess Sophie Elisabeth Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria (born at Munich 28 October 1967), eldest daughter of HRH Prince Max Emanuel Ludwig Maria of Bavaria, Duke in Bavaria and his wife Countess Elisabeth Christina Douglas, and has issue,

1b HSH Prince Joseph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein, born at London 24 May 1995, educated at Malvern College.

2b HSH Princess Marie-Caroline Elisabeth Immaculata of Liechtenstein, born at Grabs, Switzerland 17 October 1996.

3b HSH Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, born at Grabs, Switzerland 20 April 1999.

4b HSH Prince Nikolaus Sebastian Alexander Maria of Liechtenstein, born at Grabs, Switzerland 6 December 2000.

2a HSH Prince Maximilian Nikolaus Maria of Liechtenstein, born at St Gallen, Switzerland 16 May 1969, educated at Harvard Business School (MBA), married at Vaduz, Liechtenstein 21 January 2000 (civil) and at New York, New York, USA 29 January 2000 (religious) Angela Gisela Brown (born at Bocas del Toro, Panama 3 February 1958), daughter of Javier Francisco Brown and his wife Silvia Maritza Burke, and has issue,

1b HSH Prince Alfons Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, born at London 18 May 2001.

3a HSH Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein, born at St Gallen, Switzerland 12 March 1972, educated at University of Salzburg, married at Vaduz, Liechtenstein 14 May 1999 (civil) and at Číčov, Slovakia (religious) 18 July 1999 Countess Marie Gabriele Franziska Kálnoky de Kőröspatak (born at Graz, Austria 16 July 1975), sixth daughter of Count Alois Hugo Alexander Georg Guntram Maria Kálnoky de Kőröspatak and his wife Baroness Sieglinde von Oer, and has issue,

1b HSH Prince Moritz Emanuel Maria of Liechtenstein, born at New York, New York, USA 27 May 2003.

2b HSH Princess Georgina Maximiliana Tatiana Maria of Liechtenstein, born at Vienna, Austria 23 July 2005.

3b HSH Prince Benedikt Ferdinand Hubertus Maria of Liechtenstein, born at Vienna, Austria 18 May 2008.

4a HSH Princess Tatiana Nora Maria of Liechtenstein, born at St Gallen, Switzerland 10 April 1973, married at Vaduz, Liechtenstein 5 June 1999 Baron Matthias Claus-Just Carl Philipp von Lattorff (born at Graz, Austria 25 March 1968), eldest son of Matthias Wilhelm Karl Hans Hugo Claus-Jürgen von Lattorff and his first wife Countess Julia Maria Theresia Batthyány de Angol-Ujvár, and has issue,

1b Lukas Maria von Lattorff, born at Wiesbaden, Germany 13 May 2000.

2b Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana von Lattorff, born at Grabs, Switzerland 25 January 2002.

3b Marie Teresa von Lattorff, born at Grabs, Switzerland 18 January 2004.

4b Camilla Maria Katharina von Lattorff, born at Monza, Italy 4 November 2005.

5b Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorff, born at Goldgeben, Austria 3 August 2007.

6b Sophie Katharina Maria von Lattorff, born at Goldgeben, Austria 30 October 2009.

7b Maximilian Maria von Lattorff, born at Goldgeben, Austria 17 December 2011.

LINEAGE OF THE SOVEREIGN PRINCES OF LIECHTENSTEIN 1684–PRESENT

1684–1712 johann (Hans) Adam I andreas, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, purchased the immediate lordship of Schellenberg from Jakob Hannibal III, Count of Hohenems 18 January 1699, and that of Vaduz from the same 22 February 1712, admitted ad personam to the College of the Princes of Swabia 25 November 1707, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1694, sixth and youngest son of Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein 1627–84 (Founder of the Liechtenstein Gallery, Vienna) and his wife Princess Johanna Beatrix of Dietrichstein, born at Brno 16 April 1662, married at Vienna 16 February 1681, his first cousin, Princess Edmunda Maria Theresia of Dietrichstein (born at Nikolsburg 17 April 1652; died at Vienna 15 March 1737), daughter of Ferdinand Joseph, Prince of Dietrichstein and his wife Princess Elisabeth of Eggenberg, and died at Vienna 16 June 1712 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded as Head of the House by his second cousin HSH Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein 1718–21 (see below), but bequeathed the lordships of Vaduz and Schellenberg to the nephew HSH Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein 1718–21,

1712–1718 and 1748–1772 Joseph Wenzel I lorenz, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, introduced into the College of the Princes of the Empire 15 February 1713, made over Vaduz and Schellenberg in 1718 to his uncle and father-in-law HSH Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein 1718–21, served with Prince Eugene of Savoy in the campaigns against the Turks 1716 and 1718, Colonel 1723, Austrian Ambassador to France 6 September 1737–6 May 1740, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1739, Field Marshal and Commandant of the Imperial Army in Italy 1740, took part in the campaign in Parma 1745­–46, Director-General of Artillery, a great patron of the arts, born at Prague 9 August 1696, married at Vienna 19 April 1718, his first cousin, Princess Anna Maria Antonie of Liechtenstein (born at Vienna 11 September 1699; died at Vienna 20 January 1753, buried at Vienna), widow of Johann Ernst Joseph Cajetan, Count von Thun und Hohenstein, and fifth daughter of HSH Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein 1718–21 and his wife Countess Eleonore Barbara Catharina von Thun und Hohenstein (see below), and died at Vienna 10 February 1772 (buried at Brno), and was succeeded by his uncle (and father-in-law),

1718–1721 HSH Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1697, created a Grandee of Spain of 1st class by HRH Archduke Karl of Austria as King of Spain 17 October 1703, Imperial Chief Intendant of HIM Karl VI, Holy Roman Emperor, obtained the creation of the counties of Vaduz and Schellenberg into the immediate Principality of Liechtenstein at Vienna 23 January 1719, born at Wilfersdorf 28 May 1656, married at Graupen 15 October 1679 Countess Eleonore Barbara Catharina von Thun und Hohenstein (born at Prague 4 May 1661; died at Vienna 10 February 1723), daughter of Michael Oswald, Count von Thun und Hohen­stein, Imperial Chamberlain and Privy Counsellor and his first wife Countess Elisabeth von Lodron, and died at Vienna 11 October 1721 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his fifth son,

1721–1732 HSH Joseph Johann adam, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1721, born at Vienna 27 May 1690, married first at Vienna 1 December 1712 Princess Maria Gabriele of Liechtenstein (born 12 July 1692; died 7 November 1713), fourth daughter of Johann (Hans) Adam I Andreas, Prince of Liechtenstein 1684–1712 and his wife Princess Edmunda Maria Theresia of Dietrichstein (see above). HSH Joseph Johann, Prince of Liechtenstein, married second at Vienna 3 February 1716 Countess Marianne Josepha Elisabeth von Thun und Hohenstein (born 27 November 1698; died at Vienna 23 February 1716), daughter of Johann Maximilian, Count von Thun und Hohenstein and his wife Countess Maria Theresia von Sternberg. HSH Joseph Johann, Prince of Liechtenstein, married third at Vienna 3 August 1716 Countess Maria Anna Katharina of Oettingen-Spielberg (born at Vienna 21 November 1693; died at Gross Glogau 15 April 1729), daughter of Franz Albert, Prince of Oettingen-Spielberg and his wife Baroness Johanna Margarethe von Schwendi. HSH Joseph Johann, Prince of Liechtenstein, married fourth 17 August 1729 Countess Marianne Kottulinsky (born 12 May 1707; died at Vienna 6 February 1788), daughter of Franz Karl, Count Kottulinsky, Baron von Kottulin und Krzizkowitz, and died at Valtice 17 December 1732 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his only son,

1732–1748 HSH Johann Nepomuk Karl borromäus josef franz de paula, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, born 8 July 1724, married 19 March 1744, his first cousin, Countess Maria Josepha von Harrach (born 20 November 1727, married second 28 November 1752 Field Marshal Joseph Maria, Prince of Lobkowicz (born 8 January 1724; died 5 March 1802), and died 15 February 1788), daughter of Friedrich August Gervais, Count von Harrach and his wife Princess Eleonore Katharina of Liechtenstein, and died at Wischau 22 December 1748 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his first cousin once removed (see above), who was then succeeded by his nephew,

1772–1781 HSH Franz de paula Joseph I johann nepomuk andreas, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1771, born at Milan 19 November 1726, married at Valtice 6 July 1750 Countess Marie Leopoldine Walburga Eva von Sternberg (born at Vienna 11 December 1733; died at Valtice 27 June 1809, buried at Brno), daughter of Franz Philipp, Count von Sternberg and his wife Countess Marie Leopoldine von Starhemberg, and died at Metz 18 August 1781 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his third son,

1781–1805 HSH Aloys I joseph johannes nepomuk melchior, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1790, during whose reign the family became the richest in the Holy Roman Empire, born at Vienna 14 May 1759, married 16 November 1783 Countess Karoline Felicitas Engelberte von Manderscheid-Blankenheim zu Geroldstein (born at Cologne 13 November 1768; died at Vienna 1 March 1831, buried at Brno), daughter of Johann Wilhelm, Count von Manderscheid-Blankenheim zu Geroldstein and his wife Countess Johanna Maximiliana Franziska von Limburg-Stirum, and died without issue at Vienna 24 March 1805 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his younger brother,

1805–1836 HSH Johann I baptist joseph adam nepomuk aloys franz de paula, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, General in the Austrian Army, taken prisoner at Ulm, negotiated the armistice of Austerlitz and the Treaty of Pressburg, distinguished himself at the Battles of Aspern, Essling and Wagram, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1806, Governor of Upper and Lower Austria 1809, born at Vienna 27 June 1760, married at Vienna 12 April 1792 Landgravine Josepha of Fürstenberg-Weitra (born at Vienna 21 June 1776; died at Vienna 23 February 1848, buried at Brno), daughter of Joachim Egon, Landgrave of Fürstenberg-Weitra and his wife Countess Sophie Theresia of Oettingen-Wallerstein, and died at Vienna 20 April 1836 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1836–1858 HSH Aloys II maria joseph johann baptista joachim philipp nerius, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1836, pursued a diplomatic career before his accession, was the first Sovereign of Liechtenstein to visit his principality in 1842, signed a Customs Treaty with Austria in 1852, born at Vienna 26 May 1796, married at Vienna 8 August 1831 Countess Franziska de Paula Barbara Romana Bernharda Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (born at Vienna 8 August 1813; died at Vienna 5 February 1881, buried at Brno), daughter of Major-General Count Franz de Paula Joseph Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau and his wife Countess Therese von Wrbna und Freudenthal, and died at Eisgrub, Moravia 12 November 1858 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his elder son,

1858–1929 HSH Johann II the Good maria franz placidus, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1862, promulgated a new Constitution 26 September 1862, lost the majority of his family’s possessions in Bohemia 1918, concluded a Customs Union with Switzerland in 1923, a great benefactor of the poor and patron of the arts, born at Eisgrub, Moravia 5 October 1840; died unmarried (after a minority-less reign of over 70 years) at Valtice 11 February 1929 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his only brother,

1929–1938 HSH Franz I de paula maria karl august, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Austrian Diplomatic Service before his accession, Ambassador to St Petersburg 1894–98, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1917, first Sovereign of the Principality to stay at Vaduz for long periods, born at Schloss Liechtenstein, Vienna 28 August 1853, married at Vienna 22 July 1929 Elisabeth Ritter von Gutmann (born at Vienna 6 January 1875; died at Vitznau, Switzerland 28 September 1947, buried at Vaduz Cathedral, Liechtenstein), widow of Baron Géza Erős de Bethlenfalva, and daughter of Wilhelm Ritter von Gutmann and his wife Ida Wodianer, and died without issue at Schloss Feldsberg 25 July 1938 (buried at Brno), when he was succeeded by his great-nephew,

1938–1989 HSH Franz Joseph II maria aloys alfred karl johannes heinrich michael georg ignatius benediktus oerhardus majella, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Regent of the Principality of Liechtenstein 30 March 1938–25 July 1938, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 1948, born at Schloss Frauenthal 16 August 1906, married at Vaduz 7 March 1943 Countess Georgine Norberte Johanna Franziska Antoinette Maria Raphaela von Wilczek (born at Graz 24 October 1921; died at Grabs, Switzerland 18 October 1989, buried at Vaduz Cathedral, Liechtenstein), only daughter of Count Ferdinand von Wilczek and his wife Countess Nora Zdenko Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, and died at Grabs, Switzerland 13 November 1989 (buried at Vaduz Cathedral, Liechtenstein), when he was succeeded by his eldest son (see above).

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