Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein

Joseph Johann Adam
Prince of Liechtenstein
Reign 11 October 1721 – 17 December 1732
Predecessor Anton Florian
Successor Joseph Wenzel I
Born (1690-05-25)25 May 1690
Died 17 December 1732(1732-12-17) (aged 42)
Burial Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Brno
Spouse Maria Gabriele of Liechtenstein
Marianne of Thun-Hohenstein
Maria Anna of Oettingen-Spielberg
Maria Anna Kottulinska
Full name
Josef Johann Adam
House Liechtenstein
Father Anton Florian
Mother Countess Eleonore Barbara of Thun-Hohenstein

Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein (25 May 1690 17 December 1732) was the Prince of Liechtenstein from 1721 to his death.

Born in Vienna, he was the only living son of Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein. Johann Josef Adam served under his father for a short time during the War of the Spanish Succession and later fought against the French under the Duke of Marlborough. After the Treaty of Utrecht he became Imperial Privy Counsellor in Vienna.

He was the 661st Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Austria. He died in Valtice in 1732.

Marriages and issue

On 1 December 1712, Joseph married firstly his cousin Maria Gabriele, Princess of Liechtenstein (12 July 1692 – 7 November 1713), daughter of Hans-Adam I. They had one child:

On 3 February 1716, Joseph married secondly Marianne, Countess of Thun-Hohenstein (27 September 1698 – 23 February 1716), but his new bride died only 20 days after the wedding.

On 3 August 1716, in Vienna, Joseph married thirdly to Maria Anna Katharina, Countess of Oettingen-Spielberg (21 September 1693 – 15 April 1729), daughter of Francis Albert, 1st Prince of Oettingen-Spielberg in 1735 (previously Count).[1] They had five children:

On 22 August 1729, Joseph married fourthly to Maria Anna, Countess Kottulinska von Kottulin (12 May 1707 – 6 February 1788). They had two children:


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Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein
Born: 1690 Died: 1732
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Anton Florian
Prince of Liechtenstein
Succeeded by
Joseph Wenzel I

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