Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein

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Karl Eusebius
Karl Eusebius v Liechtenstein.jpg
Prince of Liechtenstein
Reign12 February 1627 – 5 April 1684
PredecessorKarl I
SuccessorHans-Adam I
Born(1611-04-11)11 April 1611
Died5 April 1684(1684-04-05) (aged 72)
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brno
SpousePrincess Johanna Beatrix of Dietrichstein-Nikolsburg
FatherKarl I, Prince of Liechtenstein
MotherBaroness Anna Maria Šemberová of Boskovic and Černá Hora

Karl Eusebius (11 April 1611 – 5 April 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 effectively restored his dominions economically.[2] Karl was also an extensive patron of architecture of the period.[2] He formed the early plans for Plumlov Castle, which in fact his son the future Hans-Adam I oversaw the construction of.[3]

He died in Schwarzkosteletz.

Marriage and issue[edit]

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

  • Princess Eleonora Maria (1647 – 7 August 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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In popular culture[edit]

Karl Eusebius plays a prominent role in several of the works in the 1632 series of alternative history novels and stories.


  1. ^ House of Liechtenstein
  2. ^ a b "Prince Karl Eusebius 1627 - 1684". Princely House of Liechtenstein. Archived from the original on January 9, 2008. From the economic point of view, Karl Eusebius has the merit of reconstructing the Liechtenstein dominions devastated in the Thirty Years' War and of maintaining them in times of trouble.
  3. ^ "Featured location: the gloomily strange Plumlov Castle". Czech Film Commission. Czech Film Fund. December 7, 2016. Archived from the original on March 28, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2020. It was built in the 17th century by Hans-Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein, when he was only 20 years old. The illogical dimensions of the castle were chosen at the time it was built with the anticipation of the construction of a grand four-wing structure, which his father, Prince Karl Eusebius, had originally planned to build on this site.

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Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein
Born: 1611 Died: 1684
Regnal titles
Preceded by Prince of Liechtenstein
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