Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein
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|Prince of Liechtenstein|
|Full name||Johann Adam Andreas|
|Born||16 August 1662|
|Died||16 June 1712(aged 49)|
|Place of death||Vienna|
|Buried||Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brno|
|Successor||Joseph Wenzel I|
|Consort||Princess Edmunda Maria of Dietrichstein-Nikolsburg|
|Royal House||House of Liechtenstein|
|Mother||Princess Johanna Beatrix of Dietrichstein-Nikolsburg|
Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein (Johann Adam Andreas) (16 August 1662, Brno – 16 June 1712, Vienna) was the son of Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein (1611–1684) and Johanna Beatrix, Princess von Dietrichstein zu Nikolsburg (1625–1676).
In 1699 he acquired the domain of Schellenberg, and in 1712 the county of Vaduz. These two domains would later form the present principality of Liechtenstein. He was also Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf.
Johann did not take up an office at the Imperial court but did case-by-case work, especially as a financial expert. He was known informally as Hans Adam the rich. Besides managing his property, he took a great interest in art. He bought works by Rubens and van Dyck for his collections and was one of the most generous patrons of his time.
Marriage and issue
Johann married Edmunda Maria Theresia, Princess of Dietrichstein-Nikolsburg (17 April 1652 – 15 March 1737) on 16 February 1681. They had seven children:
- Princess Maria Elisabeth (8 May 1683 – 4 May 1744)
- Prince Karl Joseph (15 October 1684 – 16 February 1704)
- Princess Maria Antonia (10 April 1687 – 9 October 1750)
- Prince Franz Dominik (1 September 1689 – 19 March 1711)
- Princess Maria Gabriele (12 July 1692 – 7 November 1713)
- Princess Maria Theresia (11 May 1694 – 20 February 1772)
- Princess Maria Dominika (5 August 1698 – 2 June 1724)
He left no male heirs at his death, both of his sons having predeceased him.
|Ancestors of Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein|
- Raton, Pierre (1970). Liechtenstein: History and Institutions of the Principality. Vaduz: Liechtenstein Verlag. p. 20. ASIN B0006D0J8E.
- His Rubens Massacre of the Innocents, later misattributed to another painter, found its way to the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Hans-Adam I, Prince of LiechtensteinBorn: 1657 Died: 1712
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