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Encyclopedia > Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein

HSH Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Franz Joseph Maria Aloys Alfred Karl Johannes Heinrich Michael Georg Ignaz Benediktus Gerhardus Majella , (August 16, 1906 - November 13, 1989) was the prince of Liechtenstein from 1938 until his death. His full title was Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein, Duke von Troppau und Jägerndorf, Count zu Rietberg. Image File history File links Franzjosef2b. ... Image File history File links Franzjosef2b. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was son of Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and his wife Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (daughter of Archduke Karl Ludwig). He succeeded his childless cousin, Prince Franz I, after his father renounced his right of succession in his favour in 1921. Karl Ludwig, Archduke of Austria (30 July 1833 - 19 May 1896) was the father of Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose shooting occasioned the start of World War I. He was born at Schönbrunn in Vienna, the son of Franz Karl Josef of Austria (1802-1878) and his wife Sophie... Franz I (1853 - 1938) was the prince of Liechtenstein between 1929 and 1938. ...


During his reign women received voting rights for the first time, following a referendum on the topic (among men only) in 1984.


Franz Josef was an extremely popular monarch in Liechtenstein. He was the first ruling prince to live full-time in the principality. He was widely credited with keeping Liechtenstein out of World War II, and he also oversaw the economic development of Liechtenstein from a poor agricultural backwater into one of the richest countries (per capita) in the world. Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France/Free France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II...


On 7 March 1943, at Vaduz, Franz Josef II married Countess Georgine "Gina" of Wilczeck (24 October 1921-24 October 1989). They had five children: March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... The city centre of Vaduz Vaduz Castle, one of the towns primary landmarks Vaduz (vädOOts) is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Franz Josef handed over most of his powers to his son, Hans-Adam, in 1984. Franz Josef II died in November 13, 1989, therefore ruling Liechtenstein for 51 years. His Serene Highness Hans-Adam II (Johannes Hans Adam Ferdinand Aloys Josef Maria Marko dAviano Pius), styled HSH The Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein (born February 14, 1945), is the son of Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein (1906-1989) and his wife Gina von Wilczek (1921-1989). ... His Serene Highness Prince Philipp Erasmus Alois Ferdinand Maria Sebaldus von und zu Liechtenstein (born 19 August 1946). ... His Serene Highness Prince Nikolaus Ferdinand Maria Josef Raphael von und zu Liechtenstein (born 24 October 1947). ... HSH Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, Norberta (Nora) Elisabeth Maria Assunta Josefine Georgine et omnes sancti Princess von und zu Liechtenstein, Countess zu Rietberg, (born October 31, 1950) is the daughter of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906-1989) and his wife Countess Gina von Wilczek (1921-1989), and thus... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Preceded by:
Franz I
Prince of Liechtenstein
1938–1989
Succeeded by:
Hans-Adam II

Franz I (1853 - 1938) was the prince of Liechtenstein between 1929 and 1938. ... On 15 August 2004, Hans Adam II formally delegated the power to make decisions in Liechtenstein to his son, Alois of Liechtenstein. ... His Serene Highness Hans-Adam II (Johannes Hans Adam Ferdinand Aloys Josef Maria Marko dAviano Pius), styled HSH The Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein (born February 14, 1945), is the son of Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein (1906-1989) and his wife Gina von Wilczek (1921-1989). ...

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LIECHTENSTEIN PRINCELY FAMILY (1479 words)
According to the Constitution of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Prince is the Head of State and exercises his sovereign authority in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution.
Prince Alois, the eldest son of the then Hereditary Princely Couple Hans-Adam and Hereditary Princess Marie of Liechtenstein was born on 11 June 1968 in Zurich and was given the names Alois Philipp Maria.
As the eldest son of the Ruling Prince, Hereditary Prince Alois is destined to be the Successor to the Throne, in accordance with the laws of the House of Liechtenstein.
Franz Joseph I of Austria Summary (1409 words)
Franz Joseph was born in Vienna, the oldest son of Archduke Franz Karl (younger brother and heir of Emperor Ferdinand I), and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria.
In 1854 Franz Joseph married Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria ("Sisi" or "Sissi").
Tomb of Franz Joseph I, flanked by wife Elisabeth and son Rudolf in the crypt beneath the Kapuzinerkirche, in Vienna.
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