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Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein (Johann Adam Andreas) (1657, Brno - 1712, Vienna) was the Prince of Liechtenstein. He was the son of Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein (1611-1684) and Johanna Beatrix, Countess of Dietrichstein to Nikolsburg (1625-1676).

In 1699 he acquired the domain of Schellenberg, and in 1712 the county of Vaduz. These two domains would later form the present principality of Liechtenstein. He was also Herzog von Troppau und Jägerndorf.

Johann never took up an office at the Imperial court but did case by case work. He was a financial expert and thus tended to aid in these areas. He was known informally as Hans Adam the rich.

Besides managing his property, he also took great interest in art. He bought works of Rubens and van Dyck for his collections. He was one of the most generous patrons of his time. Johann set himself two memorials, a Palace in Bankgasse street in Vienna and a summer palace in Rossau.

He was the 575th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria.

Marriage and issue

Hans-Adam married Erdmunde Maria Theresia, Princess von Dietrichstein Nikolsburg (17 April 1652-15 March 1737) on February 16, 1681. They had seven children:

  • Princess Maria Elisabeth (8 May 1683-4 May 1744)
  • Prince Karl Joseph (15 October 1684-16 February 1704)
  • Princess Maria Antonia (10 April 1687-9 October 1750)
  • Prince Franz Dominik (1 September 1689-19 March 1711)
  • Princess Maria Gabriele (12 July 1692-7 November 1713)
  • Princess Maria Theresia (11 May 1694-20 February 1772)
  • Princess Maria Dominika (5 August 1698-2 June 1724)

He left no male heirs at his death, both of his sons having predeceased him.

Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein
Born: 1657 Died: 1712
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Karl Eusebius
Prince of Liechtenstein
Succeeded by
Joseph Wenzel I


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