Prince Johann I   1805 - 1836

 

Johann I (born in 1760, died in 1836) chose the military career bracket like Prince Joseph Wenzel. During the Napoleonic Wars he participated in many battles and distinguished himself especially by his courage and determination.

Johann I was promoted field marshal and was assigned with the supreme command over the Austrian army. He was also entrusted with the ensuing peace negotiations with Emperor Napoleon. In 1810 Johann I retrieved from all stately business. He now consecrated himself to the administration of his goods and the Princely Art Collection.

 

In 1806 Napoleon incorporated the Principality of Liechtenstein in the Confederation of the Rhine and made it a sovereign state. At the Vienna Congress following Napoleons eventual defeat the sovereignty of Liechtenstein was confirmed. Domestically, the reign of Johann I was characterised by forward-looking reforms, but also by his absolutist governing style.
 

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