List of Ministers-President of Bavaria

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This is a list of the men who have served in the capacity of Minister President or equivalent office in Bavaria from the 17th century to the present:

Geheime Ratskanzler[edit]

Privy Council chancellors (Geheime Ratskanzler) were:

  • 1650–1662: Johann Adlzreiter von Tettenweis (de)
  • 1662–1667: Johann Georg Oexle
  • 1667–1693: Kaspar von Schmid (de)
  • 1695–1704: Johann Rudolf von Wämpl (de)
  • 1704–1714: Vacant
  • 1726–1749: Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl
  • 1749–1758: Franz Xaver Andreas von Praidlohn (de)
  • 1758–1790: Wiguläus von Kreittmayr (de)

Ministers of Foreign Affairs (since 1806, Ministers of the Royal House and of Foreign Affairs)[edit]

Before 1849 Bavaria had no actual head of government, but the Minister of Foreign Affairs was the most senior of the ministers.

Chairmen of the Council of Ministers[edit]

The office of Chairman of the Council of Ministers was established in 1849. With one exception (1880–1890), the Chairman was always the Foreign Minister.

Ministers-President of the Free State of Bavaria[edit]

Political Party:       USPD       SPD       BVP       NSDAP       CSU       None

Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Days
KurtEisner.jpg Kurt Eisner
(1867–1919)
8 November 1918 21 February 1919 105 Independent Social Democrats
No image.svg Martin Segitz
(1853–1927)
(Acting Minister-President)
1 March 1919 17 March 1919 16 Social Democrats
No image.svg Johannes Hoffmann
(1867–1930)
17 March 1919 16 March 1920 365 Social Democrats
Gustav Ritter von Kahr00.jpg Gustav Ritter von Kahr
(1862–1934)
16 March 1920 21 September 1921 554 Non-partisan
No image.svg Graf von Lerchenfeld-Köfering
(1871–1944)
21 September 1921 8 November 1922 413 Bavarian People's Party
No image.svg Eugen Ritter von Knilling
(1856–1927)
8 November 1922 1 July 1924 601 Bavarian People's Party
Gustav Ritter von Kahr00.jpg Gustav Ritter von Kahr
(1862–1934)
Generalstaatskommissar 136 Non-partisan
25 September 1923 17 February 1924
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-01176, Heinrich Held (rechts).jpg Heinrich Held
(1868–1938)
2 July 1924 9 March 1933 3172 Bavarian People's Party
Franz Ritter von Epp2.jpg Franz Ritter von Epp
(1868–1946)
Reichkomissar 31 National Socialist German Workers' Party
10 March 1933 10 April 1933
Reichsstatthalter 4402
10 April 1933 29 April 1945
Ludwig Siebert.jpg Ludwig Siebert
(1874–1942)
12 April 1933 1 November 1942 3490 National Socialist German Workers' Party
Paul Giesler.jpg Paul Giesler
(1895–1945)
2 November 1942 29 April 1945 909 National Socialist German Workers' Party
No image.svg Fritz Schäffer
(1888–1967)
28 May 1945 28 September 1945 123 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-H0612-503- 001, München, Ministerpräsidenten-Konferenz.jpg Wilhelm Hoegner
(1st term)
(1887–1980)
28 September 1945 16 December 1946 444 Social Democratic Party of Germany
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F011950-0010, Hans Ehard.jpg Hans Ehard
(1st term)
(1887–1980)
21 December 1946 14 December 1954 2915 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-H0612-503- 001, München, Ministerpräsidenten-Konferenz.jpg Wilhelm Hoegner
(2nd term)
(1887–1980)
14 December 1954 8 October 1957 1029 Social Democratic Party of Germany
Konrad Adenauer - 7. CDU-Bundesparteitag-kasf0033.JPG Hanns Seidel
(1901–1961)
16 October 1957 22 January 1960 828 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F011950-0010, Hans Ehard.jpg Hans Ehard
(2nd term)
(1887–1980)
26 January 1960 11 December 1962 1050 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F014898-0006, Alfons Goppel.jpg Alfons Goppel
(1905–1991)
11 December 1962 6 November 1978 5809 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Franz Josef Strauß 1982.jpg Franz Josef Strauss
(1915–1988)
6 November 1978 3 October 1988 3619 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F083103-0033, München, CSU-Parteitag.jpg Max Streibl
(1932–1998)
19 October 1988 27 May 1993 1681 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
DrEdmundStoiber.jpg Edmund Stoiber
(born 1941)
28 May 1993 30 September 2007 5239 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
8035ri-Guenther Beckstein.jpg Günther Beckstein
(born 1943)
9 October 2007 27 October 2008 384 Christian Social Union in Bavaria
12-07-17-landtagsprojekt-bayern-RalfR-001.jpg Horst Seehofer
(born 1949)
27 October 2008 Incumbent 2467 Christian Social Union in Bavaria

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

"Die Bayerischen Ministerpräsidenten seit 1945 (in German)". Bavarian government. Retrieved 2008-05-10.