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The Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Freistaat Schaumburg-Lippe) was created following the abdication of Prince Adolf II of Schaumburg-Lippe on 15 November 1918. It was a state in Germany during the Weimar Republic, headed by a Minister President. The democratic government was suppressed during Nazi rule. At the end of World War II the British military occupation government decreed on 1 November 1946 the union of Schaumburg-Lippe, Hannover, Braunschweig, and Oldenburg to form the new state of Lower Saxony.

Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe
Freistaat Schaumburg-Lippe
State of Germany
1918–1946
Flag of Schaumburg-Lippe
Flag
Coat of arms of Schaumburg-Lippe
Coat of arms
Weimar Republic - Schaumburg Lippe (1925).svg
Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe (red) within Germany
during the Weimar Republic
CapitalBückeburg
Area 
• 1939
340 km2 (130 sq mi)
Population 
• 1939
53277
Government
 • TypeRepublic
Minister-President 
• 1918 (first)
Friedrich von Feilitzsch
• 1933–1945
Karl Dreiera
• 1945–1946 (last)
Heinrich Hermann Drakeb
Reichsstatthalter 
• 1933–1945
Alfred Meyer
Historical eraInterwar · World War II
15 November 1918
• Disestablished
1 November 1946
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Schaumburg-Lippe
Lower Saxony
a. As State President.
b. As "Minister".

LeadersEdit

Minister of StateEdit

  • Friedrich Freiherr von Feilitzsch (15 November 1918 – 3 December 1918)

Chairman of the State CouncilEdit

  • Heinrich Lorenz (SPD, 4 December 1918 – 14 March 1919)

State CouncillorsEdit

  • Otto Bönners (14 March 1919 – 22 May 1922)
  • Konrad Wippermann (22 May 1922 – 28 May 1925)
  • Erich Steinbrecher (SPD, 28 May 1925 – 7 October 1927)
  • Heinrich Lorenz (SPD, 7 October 1927 – 7 March 1933)
  • Hans-Joachim Riecke (NSDAP, 1 April – 23 May 1933)

State PresidentsEdit

MinisterEdit

 
Map showing Lippe and Schaumburg-Lippe

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