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
1806–1918
Flag
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
CapitalGera
GovernmentPrincipality
Prince 
 1806–1818
Heinrich XLII
 1818–1854
Heinrich LXII
 1854–1867
Heinrich LXVII
 1867–1913
Heinrich XIV
 1913–1918
Heinrich XXVII
Minister of State 
 1825–1839
Gustav von Strauch (first)
 1918
Paul Ruckdeschel (last)
History 
 Established
9 April 1806
 Disestablished
11 November 1918
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Imperial County of Reuss
People's State of Reuss

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