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About Franz Joseph I, Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein

Franz josef I. von Liechtenstein

802nd Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece Austria

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He was a nephew of Joseph Wenzel I, whom he succeeded on 10 February 1772. Franz Joseph had been recognised heir to Liechtenstein since 1723, when his uncle's only son had died. Joseph Wenzel took Franz Joseph under his wing and Franz Joseph accompanied him in a campaign in Northern Italy, fighting with Wenzel at the Battle of Piacenza. The battle was a victory for the Holy Roman Empire, of which Liechtenstein was a part. He was the 802nd Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria. In 1763, Franz Josef traveled on behalf of the Emperor to Spain, in order to bring the bride of Archduke Leopold a picture of the Archduke. In 1767, he became Privy Councillor, and in 1771, he received the Order of the Golden Fleece. Once Franz Joseph became Prince of Liechtenstein, he showed great interest in its economic problems and the ever-increasing Liechtenstein art collection.

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Franz Joseph I, Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein's Timeline

1726
November 19, 1726
Milan, Italy
1750
July 6, 1750
Age 23
Valtice (Fedsberg), Moravia, Czech
1754
January 30, 1754
Age 27
Wien - Vienna, Austria
1756
March 14, 1756
Age 29
Wien, Österreich
1758
May 19, 1758
Age 31
Wien, Österreich
1759
May 14, 1759
Age 32
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1760
June 26, 1760
Age 33
Wien, Österreich
1762
July 2, 1762
Age 35
Wien, Österreich
1768
April 13, 1768
Age 41
1781
August 18, 1781
Age 54
Metz, France