Adolph von Pfretzschner
Pfretzschner studied law in Munich and was subsequently employed at the administrations of Upper Bavaria and Middle Franconia. In 1849, he joined the Bavarian ministry of Finance. In 1865, he was appointed Bavarian Minister of State for Commerce and Public Works, in 1866 in addition also for Finance. In 1872 followed his appointment for Minister of State of the Royal House and Foreign Affairs and President of the Council of Ministers by King Ludwig II.. In 1873, he was created a lifelong member of the Imperial Council of the Bavarian Crown. In 1880, Bismarck enforced Pfretzschner's resignation.
Pfretzschner was seen as a modest liberal. The day following his resignation, he was elevated to barons' rank.
- Karl Pfretzschner: Pfretschner. Ahnen prominenter Bayern. VIII. Die Pfretzschner-Ahnen d. Bayer. Ministerratsvors. A. Frhr. v. Pfretzschner. In: Blätter des Bayerischen Landesvereins für Familienkunde. 52/1989, Laßleben, Kallmünz, pp 84–89, ISSN 0005-7118
Baron Friedrich von Hegnenberg-Dux
|Prime Minister of Bavaria
1872 – 1880
Baron Johann von Lutz