What’s in a Name? Ask Anton Florian

It was on January 23, 1718, after purchasing the land,  Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, decreed Vaduz and Schellenberg united and elevated the new territory to Fürstentum (principality) with the name “Liechtenstein” in honor of Anton Florian of Liechtenstein.  Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire, although not a single Prince of Liechtenstein never went to visit their principality until almost 100 years after its formation.