Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein
|Prince of Liechtenstein|
Aloys I by Stroehling
|Reign||18 August 1781 – 24 March 1805|
|Predecessor||Franz Joseph I|
|Successor||Johann I Joseph|
|Born||Aloys Josef Johannes Nepomuk Melchior
14 May 1759
|Died||24 March 1805
|Burial||Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brno|
|Spouse||Karoline von Manderscheid-Blankenheim|
|Father||Franz Joseph I|
|Mother||Leopoldine von Sternberg|
Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein (born Aloys Josef Johannes Nepomuk Melchior; 14 May 1759 in Vienna – 24 March 1805 in Vienna) was the Prince of Liechtenstein from 1781 until his death. He was the third son of Franz Josef I.
Aloys was enlisted in the military as a youth but withdrew due to poor health. His great interest was forestry and gardening and had many trees from overseas planted around his manors for both economic and aesthetic reasons. He also decorated Eisgrub Park with ornamental buildings. Aloys I supported mining operations within his lands in Moravia in order to raise money. This included the construction of an ironworks at Olomouc.
Aloys I also expanded the Liechtenstein library through the purchase of complete collections of books. Aloys I had the architect Joseph Hardtmuth design a new palace in Herrengasse, Vienna. He hired a seasonal theater group and a permanent music group.
Aloys married Karoline Gräfin von Manderscheid-Blankenheim (14 November 1768, in Köln - 11 June 1831, in Vienna) in Feldsberg on 15 November/16 November 1783. The couple was childless, and Liechtenstein went to Aloys' brother Johann I.
|Ancestors of Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein|
Aloys I, Prince of LiechtensteinBorn: 14 May 1759 Died: 24 March 1805
Franz Joseph I
|Prince of Liechtenstein
Johann I Joseph
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