Monday, March 19, 2012

+ Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein (1929-2012)

Rosegg mourns for one of the most deserving persons of the community. Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein Has passed away over the weekend at the age of 82. The solemn requiem will take place next Saturday, 24 March, held at 2pm in the church at Rosegg. Subsequently, the remains of the prince will be laid to rest in the local cemetery.

"Decades ago, Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein moved his timber operations from the Karawanken to Rosegg. In the aftermath, he and his family, who are among us not only highly respected but also very popular citizens, turned into an essential economic factor for the community, "recalled yesterday the Mayor Franz Richau.

The prince and his three sons revitalized the castle, which has been owned by the Liechtensteins since 1831, and made it accessible to the public through a wax museum and the labyrinth, both of which being very popular with visitors. Distinctively associated with the name of Liechtenstein is also Rosegg Castle, which annually attracts visitors 70,000-80,000. "Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein has laid the foundation for a thriving business in our community and created many jobs created," the mayor said.

"The big name now lives on in his sons. One of them is a doctor, another entered the diplomatic service. And  the youngest son, Prince Emanuel, is now in charge of the family business that will continue successfully in Rosegg," explained the mayor.
Prince Alexander's family:
Alexander of Liechtenstein married at Schloß Bronnbach Princess Josephine zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (b. 1937). Her siblings made particularly impressive marriages, among them: Maria, who married Archduke Joseph Arpad of Austria; Christiana, who married Archduke Michael of Austria; Aloys-Konstantin, who succeeded their father as Fürst and married Princess Anastasia of Prussia; and Lioba, who married the Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein.

Prince Alexander and Princess Josephine had three sons: 
1. Prince Christian (b. 1961), who in 1989 married Countess Marie-Christine von Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems (b. 1962), by whom he has four children: Carolina (b. 1990), Augustinus (b. 1992), Johannes Maria (b. 1995, and Ludmilla (b. 2001).
2h) Prince Stefan (b. 1961), who in 1988 married Countess Florentine von Thun und Hohenstein (b. 1963, by whom he has four children: Lukas (b. 1990), Konrad (b.1992), Anna Maria (b. 1994) and Rita (b. 1999).

3. Prince Emanuel (b. 1964), who in 1995 married Countess Alexandra Kálnoky de Köröspatak (b. 1966), by whom he has three children: Polixena (b. 1996), Josef (b. 1998) and Ilona (b. 2001)

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