The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #41  
Old 09-03-2008, 07:51 PM
Jason R Maier esq's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Columbia, United States
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBGGfvB View Post
Does anyone know who is the current head of the Reuss Princely family?
Reuss

The current head of the Reuss family is HEINRICH IV Pr Reuss, Fürst Reuss zu Köstritz (b. 10-26-1919) married to Marie Luise Pss zu Salm-Horstmar (b. 8-18-1918). Heinrich IV became the head of the Reuss family in 1962 when Heinrich XLV Furst Reuss zu Schleiz was declared dead (he had gone missing in 1945).
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 09-04-2008, 06:15 AM
Her_Majesty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Norway & Spain
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bochum, Germany
Posts: 8,554
The Princess Reuss attending the Polar Music Prize 2008 (August 26th 2008)

http://abbamikory.blogs.com/photos/f...ridapolar2.jpg
http://abbamikory.blogs.com/photos/f...ridapolar3.jpg

IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
IBL Bildbyrå | 0435 44 07 65
__________________

__________________
Have a look at TRF Rules and FAQ



Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 09-06-2008, 08:28 AM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Near New York City, United States
Posts: 61
Warren, I'm happy to see persistence in the attempts to re-establishing her, and her family's, rights. I hope it go well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-04-2009, 09:05 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1
Reuss zu Greiz Family Head

From Prince Heinrich von Reuss

The Sovereign Prince House of Reuß

The Princely family of Reuß (Reuss) was started by Erkenbert, the Vogt of Weida who saved the life of the Holy Roman Emperor and German Kaiser Heinrich VI on the field of battle. Since the Kaiser ennobled Erkenbert, all male descendants have always been named Heinrich. Vogts or bailiffs (advocati imperii) were appointed by imperial decree.

Erkenbert as the Vogt of Weida (laying on the eastern boundary of Thüringia), this territory became known as Vogtland (Terra advocatorum) a designation that has remained to this day a geographical summary for Reuss, especially that part which boarders on Saxony. Soon the position of vogt became hereditary. The princes of Reuß are descended from the vogts of Weida. Erkenbert’s successors acquired almost the whole Vogtland by feuds or marriage settlements. The chief rivers are the Weiße and the Saale. It was occupied by forests (35%), very fertile land under tillage (40%) and meadow and pastures (19%). Later, Gera became a second vogt under the family control. Family members distinguished themselves within the ranks of the Teutonic Order and the Order of Saint John (Knights of Malta), holding hereditary ranks within both orders.
At the time of the Protestant Reformation, the Principality of Reuß became evangelical (Lutheran); however, it did not place any undo burdens upon its Catholic peoples. The Catholics of this principality enjoyed the full rights of citizenship just as in the neighboring Kingdom of Saxony. The Catholic population was placed under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Prague, then under the Vicar Apostolic of Saxony. Priests from Bavaria and Saxony were permitted to exercise their ministry freely in the Principality of the Elder Line of Reuß-Greiz.

The government did not interfere with its subjects in regard to the change of religion, establishment of orders, mixed marriages, and the education of their children of the children of such marriages in either principality.

Prince (Fürst) Heinrich XXII Reuß-Greiz (elder line) within the last German Empire was an outspoken critic of Chancellor Count (later Prince) Bismark. He was the most outspoken of all of the German princes and remained so until his death in 1902, an implacable enemy of Prince Bismark and the conditions created in Germany by the foundations of the empire. The daughter of Prince Heinrich XXII was Princess Hermine Reuß who married the widowed Kaiser Wilhelm II in exile, in 1922.

Upon the death of Prince Heinrich XXII, a regent was appointed from the younger line (Reuss-Schleiz) to govern for his son Prince Heinrich XXIV. At the end of World War I, the regent was not legally able to abdicate for Prince Heinrich XXIV not did Prince Heinrich XXIV ever abdicated. Hence, the fons honorum (the font of honours) remained with this branch of the Prince House of Reuß. On the 27th May 1915, Prince Heinrich XXIV and Her Royal Highness, Princess Maria Obrenovic-Brankovic were married in the Serbian Orthodox Church in Beograd, Jugoslavia by His Grace, Bishop Sava. On the 25th of February 1918, His Serene Highness, Prince Heinrich XXV Reuß-Obrenovic-Brankovic was born and was solemnly baptized and chrismated on the 28th day of February 1918. On this special date of his baptism and chrismation, H.S.H. Fürst (Sovereign Prince) Heinrich XXIV Reuß declared his only son to be his lawful successor and issued his “Right of Succession.” H.S.H. (Fürst) Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuß died 13 October 1927 in Greiz.

On the 7th of August 1939 in a Civil ceremony and on the 8th of August 1939 in the Church ceremonies, H.S.H. Sovereign Prince (Fürst) Heinrich XXV Reuß-Obrenovic-Brankovic married a fourth cousin, Her Serene Highness, Princess Marie (Laverne Anne) Obrenovic (the Roman Catholic branch living in exile in Luxembourg) in the Serbian Orthodox Church just prior to his own ordination as an Orthodox deacon and priest. On the 3rd of February 1942, their son, H.S.H. Prince Heinrich XXVI Reuß-Obrenovic-Brankovic was born, who is now the Fürst Reuß.**

The present Fürst Reuß is also the Fourth Metropolitan and Primate (Chief Hierarch of the Eastern Catholic Metropolia (Chaldean-Syrian). Reference: www.easterncatholicchurch.org

During World War II, Prince Heinrich XXXVII Reuß (zu Köstritz) as a Nazi Wehrmacht general, attempted to have the heir of Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuß-Greiz (Prince Heinrich XXV, his wife and son, Prince Heinrich XXVI) sent to the concentration camps in order to secure the fons for his family and/or his own personal usage.**

Listed below are the hereditary family titles and honours acquired throughout the centuries:

Family Titles:

Fürst (Sovereign Prince) Reuß zu Greiz (1778)
Count Reuß zu Greiz, Untergreiz, und Obergreiz
Count and Lord of Plauen (1673)
Lord of Greiz, Kranichfield, Gera, Jena, and
Lobenstein Prince of Brankovic, Prince of Serbia

Older Historic Titles:

Prince of the German Empire (1778)
Count of the German Empire
Burgraf zu Meißen (Elector within the College of
Princes within the Empire)
Count of Hartensteinin Bohemia
Lord of Newhartenstein
Margraf Brandenburg
Margraf Bayreuth
Kurfürst zu Sachen
Landgraf of Thüringen
Lord of Königswarth, and Petschau

House Order:
Fürstlich Reußisches Ehren Kreuz (The Reuss Cross of Honour)

Historic Orders of the Family:
The Order of the Black Eagle
(Order vom Schwarzen Alder)
(Highest AwardWithin Imperial Germany)
The Order of the Crown of Rue of Saxony
(Orden der Rautenkrone)
The Royal Order of Saint Sava of Serbia
(Jugoslavia)



** On the 4th December 1987, the German General Consul of San Francisco was presented with a complete file of certified documents to be sent to the German Archives of Nobility (Deutsches Adelsarchiv) via Diplomatic Courier. The documents were both in Serbian and in German with certified translations. The German General Consul had been in contact with the Director of the Archives, who stated, “their records appeared to be incomplete concerning the zu Greiz family line.” The German Consul General included with these documents was a letter from the Bürgermeister (Mayor) of Greiz that “documented that in 1942, the attempts of Prince-General Heinrich XXVII Reuß (zu Köstritz) j.l. to remove your father’s and your own birth records from the registers, in order to seize your title and rights.” This same Nazi General was dismissed from the Army after the failed attempt upon Hitler’s life by Count-Lt. Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg on the 20th July 1944, when a purge of the Germany Army of the old titled nobility occurred.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-04-2009, 09:44 AM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,276
Everything is fine in this story until we get to Heinrich XXIV, Prince Reuss zu Greiz. He was mentally incapacitated when his father Heinrich XXII died in 1902 which was the reason for having regents (firstly Heinrich XIV to 1913 and then Heinrich XXVII of Reuss-Younger Line).

The genealogies state Heinrich XXIV died unmarried in 1927 when the Elder Line of the House of Reuss became extinct in the male line.

The content of your post is a copy and paste from this site Untitled Document (www.prinzheinrichreuss.org/)

The "Obrenovic-Brankovic" dynastic linkage is ridiculed here in alt.talk.royalty
The Brankovics were a Serbian medieval noble family; the Obrenovics of course were the Serbian reigning dynasty on and off from 1817 until 1903.


*** The claim made in the above post at #44 is an easily-disproved hoax ***.
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-04-2009, 10:47 AM
Boris's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 2,202
Thank you very much for your effort in setting the record straight regarding the very strange post # 46, Warren. After having read it before, I just returned to this thread to copy the key 'information' about the allegations and try to cross-check, as I did not believe it.
Thanks again that you resolved it instead.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-04-2009, 10:53 AM
magnik's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Posts: 3,681
Wolfdog, as Warren wrote when did you find that HXXIV was married? I search almost all genealogy links which I know and the moment I can't find any proves that he was married. So if you can post really real documents who prove this marriage and that what you've wrote on post #46.

Similar posts to #46 I found during googling.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 02-12-2009, 05:32 PM
Her_Majesty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Norway & Spain
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bochum, Germany
Posts: 8,554
Anni-Frid and Agnetha represented ABBA when the Swedish Rockbjörnen prize for lifetime achievement was handed over on Thursday 22.01 in Stockholm. both stars were interviewed in 9 minutes on stage. Agnetha said that they both were very sentimental that evening and they were talking about their time in ABBA.

http://raffem.com/images/Abba/bjornenrock.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn11.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn12.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn5.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn3.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn4.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn7.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn8.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn9.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/rock2.jpg
http://raffem.com/images/News/bjorn6.jpg
__________________
Have a look at TRF Rules and FAQ



Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 04-20-2009, 03:02 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,219
Princess Woizlawa Feodora of Reuss, born Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, has been interviewed by Dutch royalty programme Blauw Bloed. The 90 y/o princess seems to be in a remarkable healthy and fit condition.

Player omroep.nl (after +/- 30 minutes).

The princess said that as a child she was impressed by Juliana's strong sense of justice.
Queen Wilhelmina used to hand down old dresses of Juliana to Woizlawa.
The princess shared some anecdotes about the wedding, among other things that some guests has small flasks of strong spirits to stay warm.
The princess was not invited to the funeral of Juliana, as queen Wilhelmina broke of all contact with most German relatives during WWII.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 05-26-2009, 06:07 AM
Stefan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Posts: 2,314
Wedding of Erbprinz Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, Coburg, 23 May 2009...

Hereditary Prince Heinrich XIV. and Hereditary Princess Johanna
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
__________________
Stefan

Royal Travel and Events

Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 05-26-2009, 06:28 AM
maria-olivia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 2,181
Thanks Stefan , to let us know the name of the german Princes . I know now who they are.
Very interesting and popular wedding. Thanks also for your beatiful pictures of the wedding.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 10-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Her_Majesty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Norway & Spain
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bochum, Germany
Posts: 8,554
Frida at "Swedish Heroes"

__________________
Have a look at TRF Rules and FAQ



Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 10-28-2009, 11:04 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Posts: 4
How much do you know about Prince Heinrich XXIV of Reuss-Greiz (1878-1927)?
He was the last monarch of the House of Reuss (Elder Line), it seems he had physical and/or mental impairments product of a childhood accident. I would appreciate if you could inform me better about that.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 12-19-2009, 03:47 PM
Her_Majesty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Norway & Spain
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bochum, Germany
Posts: 8,554
Anni Frid at Svenska Hjältar


http://img250.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_428lo.jpg
http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php?..._122_419lo.jpg
http://img178.imagevenue.com/img.php...i_122_61lo.jpg
http://img197.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_912lo.jpg
http://img11.imagevenue.com/img.php?..._122_192lo.jpg
ibl, abbamikory
__________________
Have a look at TRF Rules and FAQ



Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 03-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Her_Majesty's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Norway & Spain
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bochum, Germany
Posts: 8,554
NEW YORK - MARCH 15: Musicians Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Prinsessan Reuss of ABBA attend the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria on March 15, 2010 in New York City.

anni frid 25th Annual Rock AND Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - News, photos, topics, and quotes
__________________
Have a look at TRF Rules and FAQ



Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 07-30-2010, 01:22 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5
Does anyone have more information, especially photos, of Princess Viola of Reuss-Kostritz (b. 1898), the daughter of Prince Heinrich XXIV of Reuss-Kostritz and Princess Elisabeth of Reuss-Kostritz?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 09-06-2011, 05:23 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,219
Princess Benigna of Reuss married the Spanish aristocrat Oscar de Ascoz y Planes last weekend:

Reußische Prinzessin heiratet spanischen Adeligen in der Schleizer Bergkirche - otz.de

(note the picture gallary below on the page)

The two are both catholic but married in a Lutheran church. The pope had a special message of thanks to the church for that reason.

The princess is the grand daughter of Princess Woizlawa of Reuss, née Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 09-07-2011, 09:19 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: philadelphia, United States
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marengo View Post
Princess Woizlawa Feodora of Reuss, born Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, has been interviewed by Dutch royalty programme Blauw Bloed. The 90 y/o princess seems to be in a remarkable healthy and fit condition.

Player omroep.nl (after +/- 30 minutes).

The princess said that as a child she was impressed by Juliana's strong sense of justice.
Queen Wilhelmina used to hand down old dresses of Juliana to Woizlawa.
The princess shared some anecdotes about the wedding, among other things that some guests has small flasks of strong spirits to stay warm.
The princess was not invited to the funeral of Juliana, as queen Wilhelmina broke of all contact with most German relatives during WWII.

Princess Woizlawa Feodora looks great for her age...here is a picture of her with her son at the wedding of her granddaughter Benigna:

http://media201.zgt.de/004FF9F3_94DD...39EE202EF37B95
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 09-07-2011, 09:32 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 14,219
She does indeed! Earlier this summer the princess visited the village of Kollum, in Frisia. She is friends with the mayor, Bearn Bilker.





The princess was looking forward to go to Palace het Loo, of which she has some memories. She was looking forward to see the exposition on Princess Máxima. The orchestra was playing the anthems of Mecklenburg and Frisia.
__________________

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anni-frid


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal and Princely Houses of Hohenzollern Julia The Royal and Princely Houses of Hohenzollern 249 Yesterday 11:11 PM
Princely Houses of Isenburg and Ysenburg und Büdingen Warren Royal Families of Germany and Austria 68 07-19-2014 09:32 AM
Princely Houses of Schwarzburg Marengo Royal Families of Germany and Austria 8 07-31-2009 07:36 AM
Wealth of The German Royal/Princely Houses kcc Royal Families of Germany and Austria 12 12-30-2007 03:35 AM
Former Imperial, Princely and Royal Houses JPhinala Royalty Past, Present, and Future 6 11-27-2007 03:03 AM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta cristina infanta elena infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympics ottoman pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince laurent prince pieter-christiaan princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess claire princess elisabeth princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marie princess mary princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia spain state visit wedding william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]