County (Principality) of Reuss-Ebersdorf
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Reuß-Ebersdorf
State of the Holy Roman Empire, then
State of the Confederation of the Rhine
Flag of Reuss (Junior Line) Coat of arms of Reuss (Junior Line)
Capital Ebersdorf
Government Principality
Historical era Modern era
   Partitioned from
1678 1678
  Raised to principality 1806
   Inherited R-Lobenstein May 7, 1824 1824
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Principality of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf
Fürstentum Reuß-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf
State of the Confederation of the Rhine,
then State of the German Confederation
Capital Gera
Government Principality
Historical era Modern era
   Reuss-Ebersdorf inherited
May 7, 1824 1824
   Revolutions of 1848 1848
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Reuss Junior Line

Reuss-Ebersdorf was a county and from 1806 a principality located in Germany. The Counts of Reuss-Ebersdorf belonged to the Reuss Junior Line. Reuss was successively a part of the Holy Roman Empire, Confederation of the Rhine, German Confederation, North German Confederation, German Empire and Weimar Republic before becoming a part of Thuringia in 1920.


Following the death of Count Heinrich X of Reuss-Lobenstein in 1671, Reuss-Lobenstein was ruled jointly by his three sons Heinrich III, Heinrich VIII and Heinrich X. In 1678 Reuss-Lobenstein was partitioned with Heinrich III remaining Count of Reuss-Lobenstein, Heinrich VIII becoming Count of Reuss-Hirschberg and Heinrich X becoming the Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf.

In 1806 the title of the ruler of Reuss-Ebersdorf was upgraded to that of Prince. In 1824, on the death of Prince Heinrich LIV of Reuss-Lobenstein, Count Heinrich LXXII of Reuss-Ebersdorf succeeded him and took the title Prince of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf. Prince Heinrich LXXII remained prince of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf until his abdication in 1848 in favour of the prince of Reuss-Schleiz.

Count Heinrich XXIV was the father of Countess Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, maternal grandmother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Rulers of Reuss-Ebersdof

Counts of Reuss-Ebersdorf (1678–1806)

Raised to principality, 1806

Princes of Reuss-Ebersdorf (1806–24)

Succeeded as Prince of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf, 1824

Princes of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf (1824–48)

To Reuss-Schleiz, 1848


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