HRH Prince Franz Joseph

Biographical information

RolesOther • Administrator
SexMale
Full nameFranz Joseph Maria Aloys Alfred Karl Johannes Heinrich Michael Georg Ignaz Benediktus Gerhardus•Majella
Used nameHRH Prince•Franz Joseph
Born16 August 1906 in Deutschlandsberg (AUT)
Died13 November 1989 in Vaduz (LIE)
Title(s)Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein, Herzog von Troppau und Jägerndorf, Graf zu Rietberg
NOC Liechtenstein

Biography

HRH Prince Franz Joseph served as the 12th Prince of Liechtenstein but was the first to take up permanent residence in the country. He was the nephew of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 sparked World War I. A native Austrian, Prince Franz Joseph studied forestry in Wien (Vienna) at the agricultural college. He became head of state in Liechtenstein in 1938, serving until 1984 when he turned over the duties to his oldest son, Hans-Adam. Prince Franz Joseph was co-opted onto the IOC in July 1936 and served until 1980, although he only attended 3 of a possible 27 sessions during his tenure.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Member International Olympic Committee 1936—1980 LIE HRH Prince Franz Joseph
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1980—1989 LIE HRH Prince Franz Joseph

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
Other LIE HRH Prince Franz Joseph

Olympic family relations

Special Notes