|Minister President of Bavaria|
|Preceded by||Kurt Eisner|
|Succeeded by||Gustav Ritter von Kahr|
|Minister of Education|
3 July 1867|
|Died||15 December 1930
|Political party||Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands|
Born in Ilbesheim, near Landau, his parents were Peter Hoffmann and Maria Eva Keller. After he completed his training to be a teacher, Johannes Hoffmann served as a teacher in Kaiserslautern from 1887 to 1908.
In 1908, he was elected member of the Landtag. From 1912 to 1919 he held the position of second mayor of Kaiserslautern. In 1912, he was elected to the German Reichstag.
After the revolution of November 1918, he served as Minister of Education under prime minister Kurt Eisner and later succeed him on 17 March 1919 as the first freely elected Bavarian Minister President. During those days Adolf Hitler was a follower of both Eisner and Hoffmann.
Ousted from Munich by the Bavarian Soviet Republic, parliament and government moved to Bamberg in April 1919, where Hoffmann took part in the working out of the Bavarian Constitution ("Bamberg Constitution"). His government returned to Munich again in May 1919.
During his tenure as Minister of Education, he removed the Bavarian schooling system from the supervision of the church.
- Picture of Johannes Hoffmann, taken in 1919 Historisches Lexikon Bayerns
- Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg - Bosls bayrische Biographie - Johannes Hoffmann (in German), author: Karl Bosl, publisher: Pustet, page 361
|Prime Minister of Bavaria
1919 – 1920
Gustav von Kahr