Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line

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Heinrich XIV
Prince Reuss Younger Line
Heinrich XIV RjL.jpg
Prince Heinrich XIV ca. 1900
Born(1832-05-28)28 May 1832
Coburg, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Died29 March 1913(1913-03-29) (aged 80)
Schleiz, Reuss Younger Line
SpouseDuchess Agnes of Württemberg
Friederike Graetz
IssueHeinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Elisabeth, Princess Hermann of Solms-Braunfels
Baron Heinrich of Saalburg
Full name
German: Heinrich
HouseHouse of Reuss Younger Line
FatherHeinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
MotherPrincess Adelheid Reuss of Ebersdorf

Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line (German: Heinrich XIV Fürst Reuß jüngere Linie; 28 May 1832 – 29 March 1913) was Prince Reuss Younger Line from 1867 to 1913.

Early life[edit]

Heinrich XIV was born at Coburg, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, sixth child of Heinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (1789–1867), (son of Heinrich LXII, Prince Reuss Younger Line, and Princess Caroline of Hohenlohe-Kirchberg) and his wife, Princess Adelheid Reuss of Ebersdorf (1800–1880), (daughter of Heinrich LI, Prince Reuss of Ebersdorf and Countess Luise of Hoym).

Prince Reuss Younger Line[edit]

At the death of his father on 11 July 1867 he inherited the throne of the Principality.

He became regent of Reuss Elder Line from 1902, because of a physical and mental disability of Prince Heinrich XXIV due to an accident in his childhood, at his death, his son continued the regency Prince Heinrich XXVII until the abolition of the German monarchies in 1918.

In 1869 he founded the Reussian Prince Cross of Honour. (de:Reußisches Ehrenkreuz) and in 1897 he donated a Golden Medal of Distinguish Service (de:Goldenen Verdienstmedaille).


Heinrich XIV married on 6 February 1858 at Karlsruhe to Duchess Agnes of Württemberg (1835–1886), younger child of Duke Eugen of Württemberg by his second marriage with Princess Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

They had two children:

  • Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (10 November 1858 – 21 November 1928), married in 1884 to Pricess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, had issue.
  • Princess Elisabeth Reuss of Schleiz (27 October 1859 – 23 February 1951), married in 1887 to Prince Hermann of Solms-Braunfels, had issue.

He married secondly in a morganatic marriage on 14 February 1890 at Gera to Friederike Graetz (1851–1907), daughter of Johann Philipp Graetz and Augusta Neiss.

They had one son:

  • Baron Heinrich of Saalburg (4 November 1875 – 23 February 1954), married in 1924 to Margarethe Groenwoldt, no issue.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 28 May 1832 – 11 July 1867: His Serene Highness Prince Heinrich XIV Reuss of Schleiz
  • 11 July 1867 – 29 March 1913: His Serene Highness The Prince Reuss Younger Line


Notes and sources[edit]

Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Cadet branch of the House of Reuss
Born: 28 May 1832 Died: 29 March 1913
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Heinrich LXVII
Prince Reuss Younger Line
1867 – 1913
Succeeded by
Heinrich XXVII
New title Regent of Reuss Elder Line
1902 – 1913