County (Principality) of Reuss-Ebersdorf
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Reuß-Ebersdorf
|Status||State of the Holy Roman Empire, then|
State of the Confederation of the Rhine
|Historical era||Modern era|
• Partitioned from
• Raised to principality
• Inherited R-Lobenstein
|7 May 1824 1824|
Principality of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf
|Status||State of the Confederation of the Rhine,|
then State of the German Confederation
|Historical era||Modern era|
• Reuss-Ebersdorf inherited
|7 May 1824 1824|
• Revolutions of 1848
Reuss-Ebersdorf was a county and from 1806 a principality located in Germany. The Counts of Reuss-Ebersdorf belonged to the Reuss Junior Line. Reuss was successively a part of the Holy Roman Empire, Confederation of the Rhine, German Confederation, North German Confederation, German Empire and Weimar Republic before becoming a part of Thuringia in 1920.
Following the death of Count Heinrich X of Reuss-Lobenstein in 1671, Reuss-Lobenstein was ruled jointly by his three sons Heinrich III, Heinrich VIII and Heinrich X. In 1678 Reuss-Lobenstein was partitioned with Heinrich III remaining Count of Reuss-Lobenstein, Heinrich VIII becoming Count of Reuss-Hirschberg and Heinrich X becoming the Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf.
In 1806 the title of the ruler of Reuss-Ebersdorf was upgraded to that of Prince. In 1824, on the death of Prince Heinrich LIV of Reuss-Lobenstein, Count Heinrich LXXII of Reuss-Ebersdorf succeeded him and took the title Prince of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf. Prince Heinrich LXXII remained prince of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf until his abdication in 1848 in favour of the prince of Reuss-Schleiz.
Count Heinrich XXIV was the father of Countess Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, maternal grandmother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
Raised to principality, 1806
Succeeded as Prince of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf, 1824
To Reuss-Schleiz, 1848
Reuss was the name of several historical states located in present-day Thuringia, Germany. Its rulers, the House of Reuss, named all of their male children Heinrich after the end of the 12th century in honour of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1190–1197), to whom they owed the estates of Weida and Gera. The head of each branch of the family bore the German title Fürst (Prince) as did their male children.
The Principality of Reuss-Gera, called the Principality of Reuss Junior Line after 1848, was a sovereign state in modern Germany, ruled by members of the House of Reuss. It was one of the successor states of the Imperial County of Reuss. The Counts Reuss, with their respective capitals and Residenzen at Gera, Schleiz, Lobenstein, Köstritz and Ebersdorf were all elevated to the title of prince (Fürst) in 1806, and their successor branch heads shared that title, while their cadets were also each titled prince (Prinz). Thus all males of the family were properly "Prince Heinrich Reuss, J.L.", without use of a nobiliary particle, although for convenience their branch names remained in colloquial use.
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Heinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line was Prince Reuss Younger Line from 1854 to 1867.
Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line was Prince Reuss Younger Line from 1867 to 1913.
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