Friedrich von Lindequist

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Governor Lindequist

Friedrich von Lindequist (born 15 September 1862 in Wostevitz on Rügen; died 25 June 1945 at Macherslust near Eberswalde, Germany) was a high colonial official of the German Reich. He served as Governor of German South-West Africa from November 1905 until 20 May 1907. During his tenure as Governor he introduced Karakul breeding to the white settlers of the German colony.[1]

Lindequist later served in the Reichskolonialamt of Imperial Germany, as Undersecretary of State from 1907 to 1910. While serving in this post, he "led a commission to the highlands of German East Africa to study the feasibility of expanded settlement from Germany in the colony."[2] He served as Secretary of State in 1910 and 1911. He also served in high political offices during the Third Reich.[3][4]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Dierks, Klaus. "Biographies of Namibian Personalities, L". Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ von Lindequist, Friedrich (1912). German East Africa as a Settlement Region for Europeans, Taking into Consideration British East Africa and Nyassaland (in German). Munich: Duncker & Humblot - via World Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  3. ^ Ames, Eric; Klotz, Marcia; Wildenthal, Lora. Germany's Colonial Pasts. University of Nebraska Press. p. 174. ISBN 9780803248199. 
  4. ^ Clarence, Lusane (2009). Hitler's Black Victims: The Historical Experience of Afro-Germans, European Blacks, Africans and African Americans in the Nazi Era. Cross Currents in African American History 9. Routledge. p. 192. ISBN 9780415932950.