List of ministers-president of Bavaria

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Below is a list of the men who have served in the capacity of Minister-President or equivalent office in the German state of Bavaria from the 17th century to the present.

Privy Council chancellorEdit

Privy Council chancellors (Geheime Ratskanzler) were:

  • 1650–1662: Johann Adlzreiter von Tettenweis (de)
  • 1662–1667: Johann Georg Oexle
  • 1667–1693: Kaspar von Schmid (de)
  • 1695–1704: Johann Rudolf von Wämpl (de)
  • 1704–1714: Vacant
  • 1726–1749: Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl
  • 1749–1758: Franz Xaver Andreas von Praidlohn (de)
  • 1758–1790: Wiguläus von Kreittmayr

MinistersEdit

Before 1849 Bavaria had no actual head of government, but the Minister of Foreign Affairs was the most senior of the ministers. In 1806, the office was given to the Minister of the Royal House and of Foreign Affairs.

Chairmen of the Council of MinistersEdit

The office of Chairman of the Council of Ministers was established in 1849. With one exception (1880–1890), the Chairman was always the Foreign Minister.

Ministers-President of the Free State of BavariaEdit

Political party:   USPD   SPD   BVP   NSDAP   CSU   None

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took office Left office Time in office
  Kurt Eisner
(1867–1919)
8 November 1918 21 February 1919 105 days Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany
  Martin Segitz
(1853–1927)
Acting Minister-President
1 March 1919 17 March 1919 16 days Social Democratic Party of Germany
  Johannes Hoffmann
(1867–1930)
17 March 1919 16 March 1920 365 days Social Democratic Party of Germany
  Gustav Ritter von Kahr
(1862–1934)
16 March 1920 21 September 1921 1 year, 189 days Non-partisan
  Graf von Lerchenfeld-Köfering
(1871–1944)
21 September 1921 8 November 1922 1 year, 48 days Bavarian People's Party
  Eugen Ritter von Knilling
(1856–1927)
8 November 1922 1 July 1924 1 year, 236 days Bavarian People's Party
  Gustav Ritter von Kahr
(1862–1934)
Generalstaatskommissar 136 days Non-partisan
25 September 1923 17 February 1924
  Heinrich Held
(1868–1938)
2 July 1924 9 March 1933 8 years, 250 days Bavarian People's Party
  Franz Ritter von Epp
(1868–1947)
Reichkomissar 31 days National Socialist German Workers' Party
10 March 1933 10 April 1933
Reichsstatthalter 12 years, 19 days
10 April 1933 29 April 1945
  Ludwig Siebert
(1874–1942)
12 April 1933 1 November 1942 † 9 years, 203 days National Socialist German Workers' Party
  Paul Giesler
(1895–1945)
2 November 1942 29 April 1945 2 years, 178 days National Socialist German Workers' Party
  Fritz Schäffer
(1888–1967)
28 May 1945 28 September 1945 123 days Christian Social Union
  Wilhelm Hoegner
(1887–1980)
1st term
28 September 1945 16 December 1946 1 year, 79 days Social Democratic Party of Germany
  Hans Ehard
(1887–1980)
1st term
21 December 1946 14 December 1954 7 years, 358 days Christian Social Union
  Wilhelm Hoegner
(1887–1980)
2nd term
14 December 1954 8 October 1957 2 years, 298 days Social Democratic Party of Germany
  Hanns Seidel
(1901–1961)
16 October 1957 22 January 1960 2 years, 98 days Christian Social Union
  Hans Ehard
(1887–1980)
2nd term
26 January 1960 11 December 1962 2 years, 319 days Christian Social Union
  Alfons Goppel
(1905–1991)
11 December 1962 6 November 1978 15 years, 330 days Christian Social Union
  Franz Josef Strauss
(1915–1988)
6 November 1978 3 October 1988 9 years, 332 days Christian Social Union
  Max Streibl
(1932–1998)
19 October 1988 27 May 1993 4 years, 220 days Christian Social Union
  Edmund Stoiber
(born 1941)
28 May 1993 30 September 2007 14 years, 126 days Christian Social Union
  Günther Beckstein
(born 1943)
9 October 2007 27 October 2008 1 year, 18 days Christian Social Union
  Horst Seehofer
(born 1949)
27 October 2008 13 March 2018 9 years, 140 days Christian Social Union
  Markus Söder
(born 1967)
16 March 2018 Incumbent 3 years, 97 days Christian Social Union

TimelineEdit

Markus SöderHorst SeehoferGünther BecksteinEdmund StoiberMax StreiblFranz Josef StraussAlfons GoppelHanns SeidelHans EhardWilhelm HoegnerFritz SchäfferPaul GieslerLudwig SiebertFranz Ritter von EppHeinrich HeldEugen Ritter von KnillingGraf von Lerchenfeld-KöferingGustav Ritter von KahrJohannes HoffmannMartin SegitzKurt Eisner

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Die Bayerischen Ministerpräsidenten seit 1945 (in German)". Bavarian government. Archived from the original on 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2008-05-10.