Principality of Reuss-Gera

The Principality of Reuss-Gera (German: Fürstentum Reuß-Gera), called the Principality of the Reuss Junior Line (German: Fürstentum Reuß jüngerer Linie) after 1848, was a sovereign state in modern Germany, ruled by members of the House of Reuss.[1] 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. Their successor branch heads shared that title, while their cadets were also each titled prince (Prinz).[1] Thus all males of the family were properly "Prince Heinrich (Roman numeral) Reuss, J.L.", without use of a nobiliary particle, although for convenience their branch names remained in colloquial use (for example, "Prince Heinrich I Reuss of Köstritz").

Principality of Reuss-Gera
Fürstentum Reuß-Gera
Coat of arms
Motto: Ich bau auf Gott
"I build/rely on God"
Anthem: Heil unserm Fürsten, Heil!
"Hail to our Prince, Hail!"
Reuss-Gera within the German Empire
Reuss-Gera within Thuringia
Heinrich XLII
Heinrich LXII
Heinrich LXVII
Heinrich XIV
Heinrich XXVII
Minister of State 
Gustav von Strauch (first)
Paul Ruckdeschel (last)
9 April 1806
11 November 1918
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Imperial County of Reuss
People's State of Reuss

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