List of mayors of Augsburg
This is a list of holders of the office of mayor of the German city of Augsburg. For simplicity they are all called mayors, although the title varied over the centuries.
On the head of the city Augsburg as chairman of the town council governed since 1266 the so-called Stadtpfleger, sometimes also called mayor, so it happened that both titles were in use at the same time.
By 1548 the title was fixed as Stadtpfleger. These officiated for some years and after that they were elected for lifetime. This is why there were sometimes two or more Stadtpfleger simultaneously.
After the transfer to Bavaria in 1806 Augsburg constituted a magistracy with two mayors. It was supported by an additional council of so-called "community commissioners" (Gemeindebevollmächtige).
Until 1919 mostly mayors were members of the aristocracy. After the last German Kaiser Wilhelm II was deposed, and the implementation of democracy, the officeholder was elected. From this time on, the mayor normally was a member of a political party.
|Name||DoB/ DoD||Years in office|
|Albrecht von Stetten||1736–1817||1806|
|Johann Baptist Peter von Carl||1761–1847||1806|
|Johann Jakob Besserer von Thalfingen||1753–1834||1807–1813|
|Johann Christoph von Zabuesnig||1747–1827||1813–1818|
|Johann Nepomuk von Caspar||1774–1859||1818–1821|
|Richard Anton Nikolaus Carron du Val||1793–1846||1834–1846|
|Georg von Forndran||1807–1866||1847–1866|
|Ludwig von Fischer||1832–1900||1866–1900|
|Name||DoB/ DoD||Party||Years in office||Notes|
|Georg von Wolfram||1851–1923||1900–1919|
|Wilhelm Ott||BVP||1945||provisional mayor|
|Ludwig Dreifuß||1945–1946||provisional mayor|
|Name||Dob/ DoD||Party||Years in office||Notes|
|Kurt Gribl||*1964||–||2008 – present||acceded for the CSU, still no member (state: 11 May 2008)|
- David A. Meier. "Review of Karl-Ulrich Gelberg, ed, Kriegsende und Neuanfang in Augsburg 1945: Erinnerungen und Berichte," H-German, H-Net Reviews, April 1997. Retrieved 22 September 2007