The Princely House

The Liechtenstein Family is one of the oldest noble families. A bearer of this name is first mentioned around 1130 as Hugo of Liechtenstein.

He called himself after the Liechtenstein Castle, situated to the south of Vienna. The early Liechtenstein owned estates in the surroundings of this castle and on the North-Eastern border of Lower Austria. The uninterrupted Liechtenstein line of descent began with Heinrich I of Liechtenstein (died 1265/66), who obtained Nikolsburg in South Moravia as free property from Ottokar Přemysl King of Bohemia.

 

The acquisition was of great political significance, since the family acquired as a result a substantial possession within the territory of the Wenzel crown.
 

 

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Ansprache Seiner Durchlaucht Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein anlässlich des Staatsfeiertages 2015
Speech by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
Ansprache Seiner Durchlaucht Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein anlässlich der Landtagseröffnung am 22. Januar 2015
 
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