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
Predecessor Karl I
Successor Hans-Adam I
Born (1611-04-11)11 April 1611
Died 5 April 1684(1684-04-05) (aged 72)
Burial Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brno
Spouse Princess Johanna Beatrix of Dietrichstein-Nikolsburg
Full name
Karl Eusebius
House Liechtenstein
Father Karl I
Mother Baroness Anna Maria Šemberová of Boskovic and Černá Hora

Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein (11 April 1611 – 5 April 1684)[1][dead link] 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.[citation needed] Karl was also an extensive patron of architecture of the period, see Plumlov Castle.[citation needed]

He died in Schwarzkosteletz.

Marriage and issue[edit]

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