Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line

Heinrich XXVII
Prince Reuss Younger Line
Prince Heinrich XXVII ca. 1913
Born (1858-11-10)10 November 1858
Gera, Reuss Younger Line
Died 21 November 1928(1928-11-21) (aged 70)
Gera, Weimar Republic
Spouse Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Issue Viktoria, Duchess Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Princess Luise Adelheid
Prince Heinrich XL
Prince Heinrich XLIII
Heinrich XLV, Hereditary Prince Reuss Younger Line
Full name
German: Heinrich
House House of Reuss Younger Line
Father Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Mother Duchess 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

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

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]

Titles and styles

  • 10 November 1858 – 29 March 1913: His Serene Highness Prince Heinrich XXVII Reuss Younger Line
  • 29 March 1913 – 13 October 1927: His Serene Highness The Prince Reuss Younger Line
  • 13 October 1927 – 21 November 1928: His Serene Highness The Prince Reuss