Germany > Princely Houses
House of Reuss
Lords of Reuss 1106-1206
Egbert I, (d.1122), Ancestor of the House of Reuss.
Reuss divided 1206:
Lords of Reuss- 1206-1532 ex.
Lords of Reuss-Gera 1206-1425 ex.
Lords of Reuss-Gera 1425-1479 ex.
Lords of Reuss-Lobenstein 1425-1547 ex.
Lords of Reuss-Plauen 1206-1303
Lords of Reuss-Plauen 1303-1569 ex.
Lords of Reuss-Greiz 1303
Reuss-Greiz divided 1564:
Lords of Reuss of Unter-Greiz 1564-1673
Counts of Reuss of Unter-Greiz 1673-1678
Counts of Reuss of Greiz 1678-1778
Princes of Reuss of Senior Line(Greiz) 1778-1927 ex.
Lords of Reuss of Ober-Greiz 1564-1616 ex.
Lords of Reuss- 1564-1647
Princes of Reuss of Senior Line(Greiz)
Reuss-Gera divided 1647:
Lords of Reuss-Gera 1647-1673
Counts of Reuss- 1673-1802 ex.
Lords of Reuss-Schleiz 1647-1673
Counts of Reuss-Schleiz 1673-1692
Lords of Reuss-Lobenstein 1647-1673
Counts of Reuss-Lobenstein 1673–1678
Reuss-Schleiz divided 1692:
Counts of Reuss-Schleiz 1692-1802
Counts of Reuss-Schleiz-Gera 1802-1806
Princes of Reuss-Schleiz-Gera 1806-1848
Princes of Reuss Junior Line 1848-present
Counts of Reuss-Schleiz-Köstriz 1692-1817
Princes of Reuss-Schleiz-Köstriz 1817-present
Princes of Reuss Junior Line
Reuss-Lobenstein divided 1678:
Counts of Reuss-Lobenstein 1673–1790
Princes of Reuss-Lobenstein 1790–1824 ex.
Counts of Reuss-Ebersdorf 1678–1806
Princes of Reuss-Ebersdorf 1806–24
Princes of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf 1824–48 ex.
Princes of Reuss-Lobenstein
All of the male members of the House of Reuss are named Heinrich/ Henry plus a number. The first male child born in each century is named Heinrich/Henry I, the second Heinrich/Henry II and so on until the beginning of the new century when the numbering begins anew. This odd regulation was formulated as a Family Law in 1688, but the tradition of the uniformity of name was in practice as early as 1200. It was seen as a way of honouring the Emperor Henry VI who raised Henry the Rich (+1209) to the office of provost of the Cloister in Quedlinburg.
Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss of Junior Line