List of chancellors of Germany by time in office

Otto von Bismarck, longest-ever serving Chancellor of Germany with almost 23 years

This is a list of chancellors of Germany by time in office from 1867 to the present including the Federal Republic of Germany and its predecessors. This is based on the difference between dates; if counted by number of calendar days all the figures would be one greater. Bismarck's successive tenure as Chancellor of the North German Confederation (1867–1871) and of the German Empire (1871–1890) is counted as one continuous term; Müller and Marx's double terms are treated as single, continuous tenures.

# in office Chancellor Time in office Rank
1
Prince Otto von Bismarck
22 years, 262 days
1
30
Helmut Kohl
16 years, 26 days
2
32
Angela Merkel
14 years, 138 days
3
25
Konrad Adenauer
14 years, 31 days
4
22
Adolf Hitler
12 years, 90 days
5
4
Prince Bernhard von Bülow
8 years, 270 days
6
29
Helmut Schmidt
8 years, 138 days
7
5
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
7 years, 364 days
8
31
Gerhard Schröder
7 years, 26 days
9
3
Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
5 years, 353 days
10
2
Count Leo von Caprivi
4 years, 220 days
11
28
Willy Brandt
4 years, 198 days
12
17
Wilhelm Marx
3 years, 73 days
13
26
Ludwig Erhard
3 years, 46 days
14
27
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
2 years, 324 days
15
19
Heinrich Brüning
2 years, 61 days
16
12
Hermann Müller
1 year, 345 days
17
14
Joseph Wirth
1 year, 188 days
18
18
Hans Luther
1 year, 117 days
19
7
Count Georg von Hertling
333 days
20
13
Constantin Fehrenbach
313 days
21
11
Gustav Bauer
279 days
22
15
Wilhelm Cuno
263 days
23
20
Franz von Papen
169 days
24
10
Philipp Scheidemann
127 days
25
6
Georg Michaelis
110 days
26
16
Gustav Stresemann
109 days
27
9
Friedrich Ebert
96 days
28
21
Kurt von Schleicher
56 days
29
8
Prince Maximilian of Baden
37 days
30
24
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
21 days
31
acting
Walter Scheel
9 days
32
23
Joseph Goebbels
1 day
33

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