Eugen von Knilling
|Eugen von Knilling|
|Minister President of Bavaria|
|Preceded by||Graf von Lerchenfeld-Köfering|
|Succeeded by||Heinrich Held|
August 1, 1856|
|Died||October 20, 1927
Knilling had originally studied law at the university of Munich. From 1912 to 1918 he served as the minister for education in the government of the Kingdom of Bavaria. From 1920 to 1922, he was a member of the Bavarian parliament for the BVP. He became prime minister of Bavaria in 1922.
In September 1923, following a period of turmoil, Knilling declared martial law appointing Gustav von Kahr as State Commissar with almost dictatorial powers. He was taken prisoner by Rudolf Hess during the Beer Hall putsch of 1923. In 1924 he resigned, exasperated with politics. He returned to a civil service post.
- Picture of Eugen von Knilling, published in 1921 Historisches Lexikon Bayerns
- Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg: Bosls bayerische Biographie author: Karl Bosl - Regensburg, publisher: Pustet
- Bosls bayerische Biographie hrsg. von Karl Bosl. - Regensburg : Pustet
Graf von Lerchenfeld-Köfering
|Prime Minister of Bavaria
1922 – 1924
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