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Reuß, Prinz, Heinrich IV.

Date of birth:
October 26th, 1919 (Ernstbrunn/Lower Austria, Austria)
Date of death:
June 20th, 2012 (Ernstbrunn/Lower Austria, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich IV Prinz Reuss zu Köstritz was born on October 26th, 1919 at Ernstbrunn, Austria, as the son of Heinrich XXXIX Prinz Reuss zu Köstritz and Antonia Gräfin zu Castell-Castell. He married Marie Luise Prinzessin zu Salm-Horstmar on June 10th, 1954 at Varlar.
He was a member of the House of Reuss and gained the title of Prinz Reuss zu Köstritz.
The couple had four children: Heinrich XIV Prinz Reuss zu Köstritz (born July 14th, 1955), Anna Elisabeth Johanette Prinzessin Reuss zu Köstritz (born June 29th, 1957), Karoline Adelma Henriette Anna Elisabeth Prinzessin Reuss zu Köstritz (born June 23rd,1959) and Esperance Anna Elisabeth Eleonore Prinzessin Reuss zu Köstritz (born July 22nd, 1962).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 26, 24. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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