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
  • 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 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, born in Prague (d. 1772)
  • 1760-06-26 Johan I Jozef, Monarch of Liechtenstein and fieldmarshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1836)
  • 1839-03-17 Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
  • 1842-06-11 Prince Alfred, Liechtenstein noble and politician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1907)
  • 1846-11-18 Prince Louis of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein nobleman and politician, born in Prague (d. 1920)
  • 1871-09-12 Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, born in Arad, Romania (d. 1959)
  • 1906-08-16 Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89), born in Schloss Frauenthal, Deutschlandsberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 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), born in Balzers, Liechtenstein
  • 1956-12-14 Hanni Wenzel, German alpine ski racer (Olympic-2 gold-1980), born in Straubing, Bavaria, West Germany
  • 1958-03-18 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1967-10-28 Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
  • 1974-09-07 Mario Frick, Liechtenstein soccer striker, manager (125 caps; FC Vaduz), born in Chur, Switzerland
  • 1995-05-24 Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein, eldest child of Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, the Regent and Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria, born in Portland Hospital, London

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • 1772-02-10 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, dies at 75
  • 1836-04-20 Johan I Jozef, Monarch of Liechtenstein and fieldmarshal, dies at 75
  • 1907-10-08 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • 1920-02-25 Prince Louis of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein nobleman and politician, dies at 73
  • 1959-10-10 Prince Friedrich Aloys Johannes Maria, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania, dies at 88
  • 1993-01-06 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70