Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein

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Karl Eusebius
Prince of Liechtenstein
Karl Eusebius v Liechtenstein.jpg
Reign 12 February 1627 – 5 April 1684
Full name Karl Eusebius
Born (1611-04-11)11 April 1611
Died 5 April 1684(1684-04-05) (aged 72)
Place of death Schwarzkosteletz
Buried Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brno
Predecessor Karl I
Successor Hans-Adam I
Consort Princess Johanna Beatrix of Dietrichstein-Nikolsburg
Royal house House of Liechtenstein
Father Karl I
Mother Baroness Anna Maria Šemberová of Boskovic and Černá Hora

Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein (April 11, 1611 – April 5, 1684)[1] was the Prince of Liechtenstein. He inherited this title in 1627 from his father Karl I. He was 16 and thus considered underage and his uncles Prince Gundakar and Maximillian acted as regents until 1632. From 1639 to 1641 Karl was Chief Captain of High and Low Silesia.

After the Thirty Years' War Karl did a meritous job of economically restoring his dominions. Karl was also an extensive patron of architecture of the period.

He died in Schwarzkosteletz.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Karl married his niece, Johanna Beatrix, Prinzessin von Dietrichstein zu Nikolsburg (c. 1625 – March 26, 1676) on August 6, 1644. They had nine children:

  • Princess Eleonora Maria (1647 – August 7, 1704).
  • Princess Anna Maria (1648–1654).
  • Princess Maria Theresia (1649–1716).
  • Princess Johanna Beatrix (1650–1672); Married Maximilian II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1641–1709).
  • Prince Franz Dominik (died 1652).
  • Prince Karl Joseph (died 1653).
  • Prince Franz Eusebius (1654–1655).
  • Princess Cecilia (died 1655).
  • Prince Johann Adam Andreas (known as Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein) (1662–1712).



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Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein
Born: 1611 Died: 1684
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Karl I
Prince of Liechtenstein
Succeeded by
Hans-Adam I