|Preceeded by:||Heinrich XX, Prince Reuss of Greiz|
|Succeeded by:||Heinrich XXIV, Prince Reuss of Greiz|
|Heinrich XXII |
1868 1 Thaler
Ob. HEINRICH XXII V.G.G. ALT. L. SOUV. FURST REUSS
Rev. EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Edge: MUNZUERTAG VOM 24 JANUAR 1857
|Titles:||Prince of Reuss elder line|
|Father:||Prince Heinrich XXI|
|Mother:||Princess Caroline of Hesse-Homburg|
The princely family of Reuss traces its descent to the Emperor Heinrich I of Germany, surnamed the Fowler, who died in 936.
All the heads of house ever since the commencement of the 11th century have been called Heinrich. At first the succeeding generations were
distinguished by descriptives, such as the Rich or the stout but subsequently they adopted numbers. In the year 1701 it was settled in a
family council that the figures should not run higher than 100 beginning again at 1. Previous to 1814 there were three reigning houses of Reuss,
but the congress of Vienna mediatised the branch of Schleiz-Kostritz. The sovereign of Reuss Greiz at the time of the photo had an income of £23,200 though he is
in his own right very wealthy and owns personally the greater part of the territory.
The whole legislative and executive power was vested in the prince. He had one minister who performed the function of private secretary. The thinking of the time was that he was uncontrolled in his actions and irresponsible for his deeds – likely a reason for his non attendance.
The army commanded by Heinrich XXII was joined with that of the other Reuss line and in 1863 consisted of: Click here
The census in 1861 places nearly all of the 42,130 population of the territory as Lutherans and the total area covered was 148 square miles.