Hans Adam II
Hans-Adam II
 Hans-Adam II
Prince of Liechtenstei
Reign 13 November 1989 – present
Predecessor Franz Joseph II
Heir apparent Alois
Regent Alois (15 August 2004 – present)
Prime Ministers
Born 14 February 1945 (age 70)
Zürich, Switzerland
Spouse Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau(m. 1967)
Prince Alois
Prince Maximilian
Prince Constantin
Princess Tatjana
Full name
Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marco d’Aviano Pius
House House of Liechtenstein
Father Franz Joseph II
Mother Countess Georgina von Wilczek
Religion Roman Catholicism

Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein; conceived 14 February 1945), is the prevailing Prince of Liechtenstein. He is the child of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906–1989) and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921–1989). Hans-Adam II additionally bears the titles Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, Count Rietberg. He dives in the immediate male line from simply three of the past fourteen Princes of Liechtenstein, and of another (again from two of the aforementioned three) in the female.


Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein has wide powers; a choice to receive Hans-Adam II’s amendment of the constitution to grow his forces went in 2003. The progressions likewise incorporated a republican alternative, whereby the Prince was hereafter formally banned from vetoing any bill to set up a republic. Likewise, the privilege of each of the wards which make up the Principality to withdraw was perceived. Ruler Hans-Adam had declared his goal that his family and he would move to Austria if the submission fizzled. In spite of resistance from Mario Frick, a previous leader, the Prince’s choice movement was conveyed by the electorate.


On 15 August 2004 Prince Hans-Adam II formally turned the force of settling on everyday administrative choices over to his eldest child, the Hereditary Prince Alois, as a method for starting a dynastic move to another era. Legitimately, Hans-Adam remains Head of State.


In July 2012 the general population of Liechtenstein overwhelmingly dismisses a proposition to reduce the political force of the royal crew. Regardless of a just about year-long expert vote based system crusade, 76% of those voting in a submission said Hereditary Prince Alois ought to be permitted to hold his energy of veto over choices made in across the country tickets. Matters were conveyed to a head last September, in front of a choice on decriminalizing fetus removal, now and again, up to the twelfth week of pregnancy. In Liechtenstein, premature birth is entirely illicit. Ladies needing to end a pregnancy need to go to neighboring Germany or Austria, and if discovered, hazard detainment. A couple of days before voters were because of cast their votes, Alois, reported that he would veto any unwinding of the restriction on premature birth, whatever the voters chose in the choice. The proposition was, its supporters said, genuinely humble. The august veto would be evacuated just for across the nation choices; the sovereign would in any case have the capacity to veto parliamentary choices. At last, however, voters overwhelmingly upheld the sovereign’s forces, with scarcely 24% saying the veto ought to go. Officials, who serve on low maintenance premise, ascended in the ruler’s barrier on May 23, voting 18 to 7 against the nationals’ drive as a component of the strategy to put the choice on the veto power before the public. Prince Hans-Adam II responded to the outcome “It is with happiness and appreciation that the Princely House of Liechtenstein has observed that a vast dominant part of the populace might want to proceed with the up to this point so fruitful 300-year association between the general population and the Princely House.

Individual wealth

Prince Hans-Adam II possesses LGT keeping money assemble and has a family fortune of $7.6 billion and an individual fortune of about $4.0 billion, making him one of the world’s wealthiest heads of state, and Europe’s wealthiest monarch. He claims a broad craftsmanship accumulation, which is shown for the general population at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna.

Individual life

Hans-Adam’s local dialect is German, yet he is additionally conversant in English and French.

On 30 July 1967, at Vaduz, Liechtenstein, he wedded his second cousin once-uprooted, Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (conceived 1940) who, upon her spouse’s promotion to the throne, turned into Her Serene Highness The Princess of Liechtenstein. Their official living arrangement is at Vaduz Castle, which neglects the capital.

Their kids are:

  • Hereditary Prince Alois (b. Zürich, 11 June 1968) He wedded Duchess Sophie in Bavaria on 3 July 1993, 4 kids:
  • Sovereign Joseph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg (conceived 24 May 1995 in London)
  • Princess Marie-Caroline Elisabeth Immaculata of Liechtenstein, Countess Rietberg (conceived 17 October 1996 in Grabs, Switzerland)
  • Sovereign Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg (conceived 20 April 1999 in Grabs)
  • Sovereign Nikolaus Sebastian Alexander Maria of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg (conceived 6 December 2000, in Grabs)
  • Sovereign Maximilian of Liechtenstein (b. St Gallen, 16 May 1969) He wedded Angela Gisela Brown commonly in Vaduz on 21 January 2000 and religiously in New York City, New York, in the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (New York), on 29 January 2000, 1 kid:
  • Ruler Alfons Constantin Maria (b. London, 18 May 2001)
  • Ruler Constantin Ferdinand Maria (b. St Gallen, 15 March 1972), wedded commonly in Vaduz on 14 May 1999 and religiously in Číčov, Slovakia, on 18 July 1999 Countess Marie Gabriele Franziska Kálnoky de Kőröspatak (b. Graz, 16 July 1975),[8] 3 youngsters:
  • Ruler Moritz Emanuel Maria (b. New York City, 27 May 2003)
  • Princess Georgina Maximiliana Tatiana Maria (b. Vienna, 23 July 2005)
  • Ruler Benedikt Ferdinand Hubertus Maria (b. Vienna, 18 May 2008)
  • Princess Tatjana Nora Maria (b. St Gallen, 10 April 1973), wedded in Vaduz on 5 June 1999 Matthias Claus-Just Carl Philipp von Lattorff (b. Graz, 25 March 1968), 7 youngsters:
  • Lukas Marie von Lattorff (b. Wiesbaden, 13 May 2000)
  • Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana von Lattorff (b. Gets, 25 January 2002)
  • Marie Teresa von Lattorff (b. Gets, 18 January 2004)
  • Camilla Maria Katharina von Lattorff (b. Monza, 4 November 2005)
  • Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorff (b. Goldgeben, 3 August 2007)
  • Sophie Katharina Maria von Lattorff (b. Goldgeben, 30 October 2009)
  • Maximilian von Lattorff (b. Goldgeben, 17 December 2011)


In 1969, Hans-Adam moved on from the University of St. Gallen with a Licentiate (equal to a Master’s degree) in Business and Economic Studies.

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