Liechtenstein in History

Historical Events

  • 1342-05-03 Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • 1719-01-23 Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1921-10-05 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • 1980-02-21 Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olymp gold (giant slalom)
  • 1990-09-18 Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1993-09-15 Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • 1696-08-09 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general
  • 1760-06-26 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal
  • 1839-03-17 Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
  • 1842-06-11 Alfred, Liechtenstein noble/politician
  • 1846-11-18 Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician
  • 1871-09-12 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania
  • 1906-08-16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • 1922-05-31 Elisabeth, arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein
  • 1945-02-14 Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
  • 1945-03-28 Hans Brunhart, leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93)
  • 1956-12-14 Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
  • 1958-03-18 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1967-10-28 Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
  • 1974-09-07 Mario Frick, Liechtensteiner footballer
  • 1995-05-24 Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein

Famous Weddings

  • 1993-07-03 Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria

Famous Deaths

  • 1772-02-10 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general, dies at 75
  • 1836-04-20 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75
  • 1907-10-08 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • 1920-02-25 Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
  • 1959-10-10 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, dies
  • 1993-01-06 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70