Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein
|Francis Joseph II|
Franz Joseph II official portrait
|Prince of Liechtenstein|
|Reign||25 July 1938 – 13 November 1989|
|Born||16 August 1906|
|Died||13 November 1989 (aged 83)|
|Spouse||Countess Georgina von Wilczek|
|Issue||Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein|
|House||House of Liechtenstein|
|Father||Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein|
|Mother||Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria|
Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (Franz Josef Maria Aloys Alfred Karl Johannes Heinrich Michael Georg Ignaz Benediktus Gerhardus Majella; 16 August 1906 – 13 November 1989) was the Prince of Liechtenstein from 1938 until his death.
Franz Joseph was the son of Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria. He succeeded his great-uncle, Prince Franz I, after his father renounced his right of succession in his favour in 1921.
Franz Joseph was an extremely popular in Liechtenstein. He was the first ruling prince to live full-time in the principality. He also oversaw the economic development of Liechtenstein from a poor agricultural backwater into one of the richest countries (per capita) in the world.