1781-1805 -Joined the military at a young age but had to withdrew due to health reasons. During his reign, he supported mining operations within his lands in Moravia in order to raise money and the construction of an ironworks at Olomouc. He also dealt intensively with scientific problems, expanded the Liechtenstein library through the purchase of complete collections of books and hired the architect Joseph Hardtmuth design a new palace in Herrengasse, Vienna. He was highly capticated by music and theatre that that he had his own musical band and spent three months a year organising his own ensemble in the Feldsberg Castle.
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