Hans Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein

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Hans-Adam I
Prince of Liechtenstein
Reign5 April 1684 – 16 June 1712
PredecessorKarl Eusebius
SuccessorJoseph Wenzel I
Born(1662-08-16)16 August 1662
Died16 June 1712(1712-06-16) (aged 49)
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brünn
SpousePrincess Edmunda Maria of Dietrichstein-Nikolsburg
Full name
Johann Adam Andreas
FatherKarl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein
MotherJohanna Beatrix of Dietrichstein

Hans-Adam I (16 August 1662 – 16 June 1712) was the 3rd Prince of Liechtenstein and the first holder of the title to rule over the Principality of Liechtenstein.

He was the son of Prince Karl Eusebius. Hans-Adam inherited his title after Karl Eusebius died in 1984.

His family, the House of Liechtenstein were nobles in the Holy Roman Empire. They came from a castle in Austria named Liechtenstein Castle. Hans-Adam I was also the Duke of Troppau and Duke of Jägerndorf.

He was the owner of many art collections and was known for being very rich.

In 1699, Hans-Adam I bought the Lordship of Schellenberg.[1] In 1712, he also bought the County of Vaduz. He combined the two territories to form the Principality of Liechtenstein.[2]

Hans-Adam I had seven children. He was succeeded as Prince of Liechtenstein by Joseph-Wenzel I, his cousin.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Principality of Liechtenstein
  2. Raton, Pierre (1970). Liechtenstein: History and Institutions of the Principality. Vaduz: Liechtenstein Verlag. p. 20. ASIN B0006D0J8E.