Heinrich LXII, Prince Reuss Younger Line

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Heinrich LXII
Prince Reuss Younger Line
Heinrich LXII.jpg
Born (1785-05-31)31 May 1785
Schleiz, Reuss
Died 19 June 1854(1854-06-19) (aged 69)
Schleiz, Reuss Younger Line
Full name
German: Heinrich
House House of Reuss Younger Line
Father Heinrich XLII, Prince Reuss of Schleiz
Mother Princess Caroline of Hohenlohe-Kirchberg

Heinrich LXII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (German: Heinrich LXII Fürst Reuß jüngere Linie; 31 May 1785 – 19 June 1854) was the first Prince Reuss Younger Line from 1848 to 1854.

Early life[edit]

Heinrich LXII was born at Schleiz, Reuss, eldest surviving son of Heinrich XLII, Prince Reuss of Schleiz (1752–1818), (son of Count Heinrich XII Reuss of Schleiz, and Countess Christine of Erbach-Schönberg) and his wife, Princess Caroline of Hohenlohe-Kirchberg (1761–1849), (daughter of Christian Friedrich Karl, Prince of Hohenlohe-Kirchberg and Princess Louise Charlotte of Hohenlohe-Langenburg).

Prince Reuss Younger Line[edit]

After the abdication of Heinrich LXXII, Prince Reuss of Lobenstein and Ebersdorf in October 1848, due to civil unrest in connection with the revolutions that spread through Germany, Heinrich LXII unified the principalities of Reuss-Schleiz, Reuss-Gera, Reuss-Lobenstein and Reuss-Ebersdorf, and became part of the Principality of Reuss Younger Line. Under his government, the country received in 1849 a modern constitution. In 1851, the first constitutional parliament and in 1852 was a revised the state constitution, together with a new electoral law adopted by indirect elections.

Heinrich LXII died unmarried and had no children, therefore, at his death, the throne of the Principality passed to his younger brother Heinrich LXVII.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 31 May 1785 – 1806: His Serene Highness Count Heinrich LXII Reuss of Schleiz
  • 1806 – 17 April 1818: His Serene Highness Prince Heinrich LXII Reuss of Schleiz
  • 17 April 1818 – 1848: His Serene Highness The Prince Reuss of Schleiz
  • 1848 – 19 June 1854: His Serene Highness The Prince Reuss Younger Line

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

Heinrich LXII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Cadet branch of the House of Reuss
Born: 31 May 1785 Died: 19 May 1854
Regnal titles
New title Prince Reuss Younger Line
1848 – 1854
Succeeded by
Heinrich LXVII