Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein

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Johann Nepomuk Karl
Prince of Liechtenstein
Johann Nepomuk Karl v Liechtenstein.jpg
Reign 17 December 1732 – 22 December 1748
Predecessor Joseph Wenzel I
Successor Joseph Wenzel I
Born (1724-07-06)6 July 1724
Died 22 December 1748(1748-12-22) (aged 24)
Burial Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brno
Spouse Countess Maria Josepha of Harrach-Rohrau
Full name
Johann Nepomuk Karl Borromäus Josef Franz de Paula
House Liechtenstein
Father Joseph Johann Adam
Mother Countess Marie Anna of Oettingen-Spielberg

Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein (Johann Nepomuk Karl Borromäus Josef Franz de Paula; 6 July 1724 – 22 December 1748) was the Prince of Liechtenstein between 1732 and 1748. He was the son of Johann Josef Adam.


When his father died, Johann Nepomuk Karl was only eight and his uncle Josef Wenzel ruled as regent and took care of his nephew's education, preparing him for his future role. When Johann Nepomuk Karl took over the rule of his domains alone in 1745, it seemed that his uncle had taught him nothing, because the prince soon neglected the government and otherwise had seen little economic success.

Because of the evident inability of the prince, a royal Hungarian and Bohemian royal chamberlain was appointed to rule. The prince died shortly afterwards in 1748 at Wischau aged 24 years, being the youngest Prince of Liechtenstein to die.

Marriage and Issue[edit]

In Vienna on 19 March 1744 he had married his cousin Maria Josepha, Countess of Harrach-Rohrau (20 November 1727 – 15 February 1788), daughter of Count Friedrich August von Harrach-Rohrau. They had three children:

  • Maria Anna (October 1745 – 27 April 1752).
  • Prince Joseph Johannes Nepomuk Xaver Gotthard Adam Franz de Paula Frederick (5 May 1747 – 20 May 1747).
  • Maria Antonia Josepha Theresia Walburga (posthumously 13 June 1749 – 28 May 1813), married on 17 January 1768 to Prince Wenzel Paar.



  • Evelin Oberhammer (Hrsg.): Der ganzen Welt ein Lob und Spiegel, Das Fürstenhaus Liechtenstein in der frühen Neuzeit. Publisher of history and politics/R. Oldenbourg ed., Vienna/München 1990,

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Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein
Born: 1724 Died: 1748
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Joseph Wenzel I
Prince of Liechtenstein
Succeeded by
Joseph Wenzel I