Heinrich XXIV, Prince Reuss of Greiz

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Heinrich XXIV
Prince Reuss of Greiz
Heinrich XXIV RäL.jpg
Prince Heinrich XXIV ca. 1905
Born (1878-03-20)20 March 1878
Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz
Died 13 October 1927(1927-10-13) (aged 49)
Greiz, Weimar Republic
Full name
German: Heinrich
House House Reuss of Greiz
Father Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz
Mother Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe

Heinrich XXIV, Prince Reuss of Greiz (German: Heinrich XXIV Fürst Reuß zu Greiz; 20 March 1878 – 13 October 1927) was the last reigning Prince Reuss of Greiz from 1902 to 1918. Then he became Head of the House Reuss of Greiz which became extinct at his death in 1927.

Early life[edit]

Heinrich XXIV was born at Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz, only son of Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz (1846–1902), (son of Heinrich XX, Prince Reuss of Greiz and Princess Caroline of Hesse-Homburg) and his wife, Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe (1852–1891), (daughter of Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Hermine of Waldeck-Pyrmont).

Prince Reuss of Greiz[edit]

At the death of father on 19 April 1902, Heinrich XXIV succeeded as the Prince Reuss of Greiz.

Because of the physical and mental disability of Heinrich XXIV, the result of an accident in his childhood, Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line served as regent of Reuss Elder Line from 1902 until his death in 1913; the regency continued thereafter under Heinrich XIV's successor, Heinrich XXVII, until the abolition of the German monarchies in 1918.

At his death in 1927, the House Reuss of Greiz became extinct, Heinrich XXIV died unmarried and with no issue, the titles passed to Heinrich XXVII of Reuss Younger Line.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 20 March 1878 – 19 April 1902: His Serene Highness Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuss of Greiz
  • 19 April 1902 – 13 October 1927: His Serene Highness The Prince Reuss of Greiz

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

Heinrich XXIV, Prince Reuss of Greiz
Cadet branch of the House of Reuss
Born: 20 March 1878 Died: 13 October 1927
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Heinrich XXII
Prince Reuss of Greiz
1902 – 1918
Succeeded by
Principality abolished
Titles in pretence
Loss of title — TITULAR —
Prince Reuss of Greiz
1918 – 1927
Reason for succession failure:
Principality abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Heinrich XXVII Reuss of Schleiz
as Prince Reuss