Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe
Freistaat Schaumburg-Lippe
State of Germany

1918–1946
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Schaumburg-Lippe
Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe (red) within Germany
during the Weimar Republic
Capital Bückeburg
Government Republic
Minister-President
 -  1918 (first) Friedrich von Feilitzsch
 -  1933–1945 Karl Dreiera
 -  1945–1946 (last) Heinrich Hermann Drakeb
Reichsstatthalter
 -  1933–1945 Alfred Meyer
Historical era Interwar · World War II
 -  German Revolution 15 November 1918
 -  Disestablished 1 November 1946
Area
 -  1939 340 km2 (131 sq mi)
Population
 -  1939 53,277 
Density 156.7 /km2  (405.8 /sq mi)
a. As State President.
b. As "Minister".

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.

Leaders[edit]

Minister of State[edit]

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

Chairman of the State Council[edit]

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

State Councillors[edit]

  • 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 Presidents[edit]

Minister[edit]

  • Heinrich Hermann Drake (SPD, 1945 – 30 April 1946)
Map showing Lippe and Schaumberg-Lippe

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