BURIAL CHURCHES OF LIECHTENSTEIN SOVEREIGNS FROM A TO Z

 

GŁOGÓW (POLAND)

BURIED IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (Głogów, kościół Św. Mikołaja, ul. Staromiejska):

 

Princess MARIA ANNA VON OETTINGEN-SPIELBERG (+1729), consort of Prince Joseph John Adam

 

The tomb has not been preserved

 

 

ROUDNICE BAD LABEM (CZECH REPUBLIC)

BURIED IN THE CAPUCHIN CHURCH OF ST WENCESLAUS (Roudnice nad Labem, Kapucínský klášter, kostel svatého Václava, ul. Očkova):

 

Princess MARIA JOSEPHA VON HARRACH ZU RAHRAU (+1788), consort of Prince John Nepomuk

 

The tomb has not been preserved

 

 

VADUZ (LIECHTENSTEIN)

BURIED IN THE PRINCELY MAUSOLEUM  (Vaduz, Das Mausoleum des Prinzen von Liechtenstein, Heiligkreuz):

 

1. Princess ELIZABETH VON GUTMANN (+1947), consort of Prince Francis I

 

2. Prince FRANCIS JOSEPH II (+1989)

 

3. Princess GEORGINE (+1989), consort of Prince Francis Joseph II

 

 

VIENNA-HUETTELDORF (AUSTRIA)

BURIED BY THE CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (Wien-Huetteldorf, St. Andreas Kirche, Linzerstrasse 434):

 

Princess LEOPOLDINE OF STERNBERG (+1809), consort of Prince Francis Joseph I

 

 

VIENNA (AUSTRIA)

BURIED IN HIETZING CEMETERY

(Wien, Friedhof Hietzing; Gruppe 2, Gruft 15, Maxingstr.):

 

Princess CAROLINE VON MANDERSCHEIDT-BLANKENHEIM (+1831), consort of Prince Aloysius I

 

 

VIENNA-MARIABRUNN (AUSTRIA)

BURIED IN ST MARY'S CHURCH

(Wien-Mariabrunn, Maria Heimsuchung Pfarr-und Wallfahrtskirche, Hauptstrasse):

 

Princess MARIA ANNA KOTTULINSKI (+1788), consort of Prince Joseph John Adam

 

The tomb has not been preserved

 

 

VIENNA (AUSTRIA)

BURIED IN THE PAULINE CHURCH

(Wien-Wieden, Paulanerkirche, Paulanergasse):

 

1. Princess BARBARA OF THUN-HOHENSTEIN (+1723), consort of Prince Anthony Florian

The tomb has not been preserved

 

2. Princess MARIA ANNA OF LIECHTENSTEIN (+1753), consort of Prince Joseph Wenceslaus

The tomb has not been preserved

 

 

VRANOV NEAR BRNO (CZECH REPUBLIC)

BURIED IN THE PRINCELY MAUSOLEUM IN THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF VIRGIN MARY

(Vranov u Brna, kostel Narozeni Panny Marie, U svatého Jána):

 

01. Prince ANTHONY FLORIAN (+1721)

 

02. Prince JOSEPH JOHN ADAM (+1732)

 

03. Prince JOHN NEPOMUCENE (+1748)

 

04. Prince JOSEPH WENCESLAUS (+1772)

 

05. Prince FRANCIS JOSEPH I (+1781)

 

06. Prince ALOYSIUS I (+1805)

 

07. Prince JOHN I (+1836)

 

08. Princess JOSEPHA OF FUERSTENBERG (+1848), consort of Prince John I

 

09. Prince ALOYSIUS II (+1858)

 

10. Princess FRANCISCA KINSKY (+1881), consort of Prince Aloysius II

 

11. Prince JOHN II THE GOOD (+1929)

 

12. Prince FRANCIS I (+1938)

 

Select Bibliography

Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol. I: Europe and Latin America, London 1977

Dotson S.: Genealogie Des Fürstlichen Hauses Liechtenstein, Falköping 2003

 

Herzog H. U., Flaggen und Wappen, Leipzig 1982

Kannik P., Alverdens flag i farver, København 1956

Ultimate Pocket Flags of the World, London 1997

LIST OF LIECHTENSTEIN SOVEREIGNS

 

PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN (CREATED 1719):

HOUSE OF LIECHTENSTEIN

1719-1721: ANTHONY FLORIAN (Anton Florian)

Born in 1656 in Wilfersdorf, Austria.

Father: Prince Hartmann of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Sidonia Elizabeth of Salm.

Married in 1679 at Graupen Countess BARBARA von Thun-Hohenstein (*1661,+1723 Vienna).

His issue who reigned: JOSEPH JOHN ADAM (*1690,+1732).

Died in 1721 in Vienna.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia (unmarked coffin).

His consort Princess Barbara was buried in the Pauline Church in Vienna-Wieden (no tomb has been preserved).

 

 

1721-1732: JOSEPH JOHN ADAM (Josef Johann Adam)

Born in 1690 in Vienna.

Father: Prince Anthony Florian of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Barbara von Thun-Hohenstein.

Married firstly in 1712 Princess Gabrielle of Liechtenstein (*1692,+1713).

Married secondly in 1716 in Vienna Countess Marianne von Thun-Hohenstein (*1698,+1716).

Married thirdly in 1716 in Vienna Countes MARIA ANNA von Oettingen-Spielberg (*1693 Vienna,+1729 Głogów, Silesia).

Married fourthly in 1729 Countess MARIA ANNA Kottulinsky (*1707,+1788 Vienna).

His issue who reigned: JOHN NEPOMUCENE (*1724,+1748; son of Maria Anna von Oettingen-Spielberg).

Died in 1732 at Valtice, Moravia.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia (unmarked coffin).

His third consort Princess Maria Anna von Oettingen was buried in the church at Głogów in Lower Silesia, Poland (no tomb preserved).

His fourth consort Princess Maria Anna Kottulinsky was buried in St Mary's Church in Vienna-Mariabrunn (no tomb has been preserved).

 

 

1732-1748: JOHN NEPOMUCENE (Johann Nepomuk)

Born in 1724.

Father: Prince Joseph John Adam of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Maria Anna von Oettingen.

Married in 1744 Countess MARIA JOSEPHA von Harrach (*1727 Vienna,+1788 Roudnice nad Labem, Bohemia).

Died in 1748 in Vyškov, Moravia.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia (unmarked coffin).

His consort Princess Maria Josepha was buried in the Capuchin Church at Roudnice n. Labem, Bohemia (no tomb has been preserved).

 

 

1748-1772: JOSEPH WENCESLAUS (Josef Wenzel)

Born in 1696 in Prague.

Father: Prince Philipp Erasmus of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Christina zu Löwenstein.

Married in 1718 in Vienna Princess MARIA ANNA of Liechtenstein (*1699 Vienna,+1753 Vienna).

Died in 1772 in Vienna.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia (unmarked coffin).

His consort Princess Maria Anna was buried in the Pauline Church in Vienna-Wieden (no tomb has been preserved).

 

 

1772-1781: FRANCIS JOSEPH I (Franz Josef I)

Born in 1726 in Milan.

Father: Prince Emanuel Joseph of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Maria Antonia of Liechtenstein.

Married in 1750 in Valtice, Moravia Countess LEOPOLDINE of Sternberg (*1733 Vienna,+1809 Valtice).

His issue who reigned:

-ALOYSIUS I (*1759,+1805),

-JOHN I (*1760,+1836).

Died in 1781 in Metz.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia (unmarked coffin).

His consort Princess Leopoldine was buried in the Church of St Andrew in Vienna-Huetteldorf.

 

 

1781-1805: ALOYSIUS I (Alois I)

Born in 1759 in Vienna.

Father: Prince Francis Joseph I of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Leopoldine of Liechtenstein.

Married in 1783 in Valtice Countess CAROLINE of Manderscheidt-Blankenheim (*1768 Cologne,+1831 Vienna).

Died in 1805 in Vienna.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia (unmarked coffin).

His consort Princess Caroline was buried in Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.

 

 

1805-1836: JOHN I (Johann I)

Born in 1760 in Vienna.

Father: Prince Francis Joseph I of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Leopoldine of Liechtenstein.

Married in 1792 in Vienna JOSEPHA of Fürstenberg-Weitra (*1776 Vienna,+1848 Vienna).

His issue who reigned: ALOYSIUS II (*1796,+1858).

Died in 1836 in Vienna.

Buried with his consort Princess Josepha in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia.

 

 

1836-1858: ALOYSIUS II (Alois II)

Born in 1796 in Vienna.

Father: Prince John I of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Josepha of Liechtenstein.

Married in 1831 in Vienna Countess FRANCISCA Kinsky (*1813 Vienna,+1881 Vienna).

His issue who reigned:

-JOHN II (*1840,+1929),

-FRANCIS I (*1853,+1938).

Died in 1858 in Lednice, Moravia.

Buried with his consort Princess Francisca in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia.

 

 

1858-1929: JOHN II THE GOOD (Johann II der Gute)

Born in 1840 in Lednice, Moravia.

Father: Prince Aloysius II of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Francisca of Liechtenstein.

Unmarried.

Died in 1929 in Valtice, Czechoslovakia.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia.

 

 

1929-1938: FRANCIS I (Franz I)

Born in 1853 in Schloss Liechtenstein.

Father: Prince Aloysius II of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Francisca of Liechtenstein.

Married in 1929 in Vienna ELISABETH von Gutmann (*1875 Vienna,+1947 Vitznau, Switzerland).

Died in 1938 in Valtice, Czechoslovakia.

Buried in the Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary at Vranov, Moravia.

His consort Princess Elizabeth was buried in Princely Mausoleum beside St Florin's Cathedral, Vaduz.

 

 

1938-1989: FRANCIS JOSEPH II (Franz Josef II)

Born in 1906 in Schloss Frauenthal, Austria.

Father: Prince Alois of Liechtenstein. Mother: Archduchess Elizabeth of Austria-Hungary.

Married in 1943 in Vaduz Countess GEORGINE von Wilczek (*1921 Graz,+1989 Grabs, Switzerland).

His issue who reigned: HANS ADAM II (*1945).

Died in 1989 in Grabs, Switzerland.

Buried with his consort Princess Georgine in the Princely Mausoleum beside St Florin's Cathedral, Vaduz.

 

 

FROM 1989: HANS ADAM II

Born in 1945 in Zürich.

Father: Prince Francis Joseph II of Liechtenstein. Mother: Princess Georgine of Liechtenstein.

Married in 1967 in Vaduz Countess MARIE Kinsky (*1940 Prague).

Issue of marriage: Alois (*1968); Maximilian (*1969); Constantin (*1972); Tatjana (*1973).

 

 

 

 

The tomb of Princess LEOPOLDINE OF STERNBERG, consort of Prince Francis Joseph I by the church of St Andrew in Vienna-Huetteldorf, Austria

 

 

The tomb of Princess CAROLINE, consort of Prince Aloysius I in Hietzing cemetery in Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

The lost crown of Liechtenstein

(1626)

 

 

 

LIECHTENSTEIN REGALIA

 

The Principality of Liechtenstein never had its own regalia, although the princes of Liechtenstein possessed a crown and a ceremonial sword made for them in the 17th century. In 1623 a princely crown and a sword were commissioned by Prince Charles of Liechtenstein on the occassion of being raised to princely rank. The regalia were ordered from the imperial jeweller in Frankfurt/Main, Daniel de Briers. It took three years to to complete the commission. The gold frame of the crown was made in Frankfurt and then it was sent to Prague where it was set with jewels coming from the Liechtenstein treasury: 129 diamonds, 16 rubies, 26 pearls and several other gems. The regalia were kept in Prague, but after the death of Prince Charles in 1627, his heir Prince Charles Eusebius, took the regalia with him to Valtice in Moravia in 1629. In the 1677 inventory of the regalia there is no further mention of the sword. Only the crown is mentioned as being kept in the vaults of the Liechtenstein Palace in Vienna. The crown was an object of family dispute throughout the first half of the 18th century. Its existence was recorded for the last time in official documents in 1756. Although the crown is mentioned in correspondence after 1756 it is impossible to trace its fate. On the death of Prince Francis Joseph I in 1781 the crown could not be found. It was simply missing and there was no reliable explanation to what actually had happened to it. It might have been sold to Emperor Joseph II, who is known to have purchased about that time a costly ornament from the Liechtensteins. But this hasn't been proven. A modern copy of the crown is kept at the Landesmuseum in Vaduz.