Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line

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Heinrich XXVII
Prince Reuss Younger Line
Prince Heinrich XXVII ca. 1913
Born(1858-11-10)10 November 1858
Gera, Reuss Younger Line
Died21 November 1928(1928-11-21) (aged 70)
Gera, Weimar Republic
SpousePrincess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
IssueViktoria, Duchess Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Princess Luise Adelheid
Prince Heinrich XL
Prince Heinrich XLIII
Heinrich XLV, Hereditary Prince Reuss Younger Line
German: Heinrich
HouseHouse of Reuss Younger Line
FatherHeinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line
MotherDuchess Agnes of Württemberg

Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (German: Heinrich XXVII Fürst Reuß jüngere Linie; 10 November 1858 – 21 November 1928) was the last reigning Prince Reuss Younger Line from 1913 to 1918. Then he became Head of the House of Reuss Younger Line from 1918 to 1928.

Early life[edit]

Heinrich XXVII was born at Gera, eldest child of Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line (1832–1913), (son of Heinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line, and Princess Adelheid Reuss-Ebersdorf) and his wife, Duchess Agnes of Württemberg (1835–1886), (daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg and Princess Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg).[1]

Prince Reuss Younger Line[edit]

At the death of his father on 29 March 1913 he inherited the throne of the Principality. He also continued as regent of Reuss Elder Line,[1] because of a physical and mental disability of Prince Heinrich XXIV due to an accident in his childhood.

Prince Heinrich XXVII abdicated in 1918 after the German Revolution of 1918–19, when all German monarchies were abolished.

With the death of Heinrich XXIV in 1927, the Elder Line became extinct and its titles passed to Heinrich XXVII, who thus became the sole Prince Reuss.[1]


Heinrich XXVII married on 11 November 1884 at Langenburg to Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1864–1929), elder daughter of Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and his wife, Princess Leopoldine of Baden.[1]

Prince Heinrich XXVII and his wife Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

They had five children:[1]


Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. "Burke’s Royal Families of the World: Volume I Europe & Latin America, 1977, pp. 18, 32. ISBN 0-85011-023-8
  • The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976, Addington, A. C., Reference: II 221,223
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser, Reference: 1956
Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Cadet branch of the House of Reuss
Born: 10 November 1858 Died: 21 November 1928
Regnal titles
Preceded by Prince Reuss Younger Line
1913 – 1918
Succeeded by
Regent of Reuss Elder Line
1913 – 1918
Titles in pretence
Loss of title — TITULAR —
Prince Reuss Younger Line
1918 – 1927
Reason for succession failure:
Principality abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Merged with Reuss Elder Line
Preceded by
Merged with Reuss Elder Line
Prince Reuss
1927 – 1928
Reason for succession failure:
Principality abolished in 1918
Succeeded by