Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein

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Prince Nikolaus
Prince Nikolaus.jpg
Prince Nikolaus in 2010
Born (1947-10-24) 24 October 1947 (age 68)
Zurich, Switzerland
Spouse Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg (m. 1982)
Issue Prince Leopold
Princess Maria-Anunciata
Princess Marie-Astrid
Prince Josef-Emanuel
Full name
Nikolaus Ferdinand Maria Josef Raphael
House Liechtenstein
Father Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein
Mother Countess Georgina Norberta of Wilczek
Religion Roman Catholic
Liechtensteiner Princely Family

HSH The Prince
HSH The Princess

Prince Nikolaus Ferdinand Maria Josef Raphael of Liechtenstein (born 24 October 1947) is the non-resident Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the Holy See.[1] He was Ambassador of Liechtenstein in Belgium until September 2010, when replaced by the incumbent Kurt Jäger.[2] Prince Nikolaus was born in Zurich as the third son of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (25 July 1938 – 13 November 1989), and his wife, Countess Georgina von Wilczek. Prince Nikolaus is the brother of the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince Hans-Adam II.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married on 20 March 1982, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg, Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg, (born 15 May 1957, Betzdorf Castle, Betzdorf, Luxembourg). She is the youngest daughter of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. For the time being, this is the last dynastically equal marriage between two sovereign houses currently reigning in Europe.

They had four children:

  • Prince Leopold Emmanuel Jean Marie of Liechtenstein (Brussels, 20 May 1984 - Brussels, 20 May 1984).
  • Princess Maria-Anunciata Astrid Joséphine Veronica of Liechtenstein (b. Brussels-Uccle, 12 May 1985).
  • Princess Marie-Astrid Nora Margarita Veronica of Liechtenstein (b. Brussels-Uccle, 26 June 1987).
  • Prince Josef-Emanuel Leopold Marie of Liechtenstein (b. Brussels-Uccle, 7 May 1989).


He was Chief Scout (German: Korpsführer) of Fürstlich Liechtensteinische Pfadfinderkorps St. Georg from 1971 to 1989.[3] Today Prince Nikolaus is honorary member of the Scout association.[4] Prince Nikolaus spoke at the European Forum of Guild-Scouts in Grossarl in 1990 about the topic of hunting and nature protection.[5]

Red Cross[edit]

He is Delegate for International Affairs of Liechtenstein Red Cross.[6]


National honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Liechtenstein State Directory (in German)
  2. ^ Portal of the Principality of Liechtenstein - Embassy of Brussels
  3. ^ "Geschichte der liechtensteinischen Pfadfinderbewegung" (in German). Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Über unseren Verband" (in German). Pfadfinder und Pfadfinderinnen Liechtensteins. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  5. ^ "themen" (in German). Europa-Forum Großarl. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  6. ^ Ifrc
  7. ^ a b c Seeger Press, Photo of Prince Nikolaus and Family at the Beatification of Emperor Charles I of Austria
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  10. ^ Military Collection
  11. ^ Parliamentary question, page=930
  12. ^ - Sovereign Military Order of Malta
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Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein
Born: 24 October 1947
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Rudolf
Line of succession to
the Liechtensteiner throne

14th position
Succeeded by
Prince Josef-Emanuel