Heinrich XIV
(Henry XIV)


Preceeded by: Heinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Reign: 11/7/1867-29/3/1913
Succeeded by: Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line

Heinrich XIV
1868 1 Thaler
Ob. HEINRICH XIV V.G.G. REG. FURST REUSS I. L.
Rev. EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Edge: MUNZUERTAG VOM 24 JANUAR 1857
Silver 0.9000
18.520g
mintage: 14,000
Mint: Berlin
MM: ?
Heinrich XXVII


Titles: Heinrich, Prince of Reuß jüngere Linie
Born: 28/5/1832
Died: 29/3/1913
Father: Heinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Mother: Princess Adelheid Reuss of Ebersdorf
Married to: Duchess Agnes of Württemberg
Children: Heinrich XXVII (1858-1928)
Princess Elisabeth Reuss of Schleiz (1859-1951)
Married to: Friederike Graetz
Children: Baron Heinrich of Saalburg (1875-1954)
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Heinrich XIV, Prince of Reuss-Schleiz, was born on May 28th 1832, the son of Prince Heinrich LXVII and Princess Adelaide and he succeeded the throne on the death of his father on July 10th 1867.

The reigning house of Reuss-Schleiz formed a younger branch of the Reuss family. By extinction of several other closely related lines, the house of Schleiz obtained large increases in territory at the end of the 18th century.

Heinrich XIV received about £20,000 annually from the civil list, though as with Reuss-Greiz, much of the territory is the private property of the family which generated more income.

All the princes are called Heinrich and to distinguish them they had numbers attached to their names. Number 1 is given to the first prince of the branch born in the century and the numbers follow in order of birth until the century was finished, when the cycle began again. Thus Heinrich’s father who was born in 1789 and died in 1867 was Heinrich LXVII and his son was born in 1832 was Heinrich XIV, being respectively the 37th and 14th prince of Reuss-Schleiz born in the 18th and 19th centuries.

A charter of liberal tendencies was granted by the Prince to his subjects in 1849 but after modifications in 1852 and 1856 the principal enactments were abandoned.

The chief prerogative of a Chamber of Representatives which was left is the right to petition the sovereign. The latter has whole legislative and executive power as well as the appointment of all public functionaries. In the administration of the state a cabinet of three members acts under his direction.

The total population for the territory was 83,360 on an area of 397 square miles. Almost all the inhabitants were Lutherans.

The army commanded by Heinrich XIV in 1863 consisted of: Click here




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