German Chancellors

This list is comprised of German Chancellors. Germany was unified in 1871, with the Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck becoming the first chancellor.

In German the title is officially Bundeskanzler meaning "federal chancellor". The first female chancellor, Angela Merkel, has the title Bundeskanzlerin.

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NameYearsAlso Known As
Adolf Hitler1933-1945
Angela Merkel2005-(Dorothea)
Bernhard von Bülow1900-1909(Heinrich, Karl, Martin)
Chlodwig of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst1894-1900(Carl, Viktor)
Constantin Fehrenbach1920-1921
Franz von Papen1932(Joseph, Hermann, Michael, Maria)
Friedrich Ebert1918-1919
Georg von Hertling1917-1918(Friedrich)
Georg Michaelis1917
Gerhard Schröder1998-2005(Fritz, Kurt)
Gustav Bauer1919-1920(Adolf)
Gustav Stresemann1923
Hans Luther1925-1926
Heinrich Brüning1930-1932
Helmut Kohl1982-1998(Josef, Michael)
Helmut Schmidt 1974-1982(Heinrich, Waldemar)
Hermann Müller1920; 1928-1930
Joseph Goebbels1945(Paul)
Joseph Wirth1921-1922(Karl)
Konrad Adenauer1949-1963(Hermann, Joseph)
Kurt Georg Kiesinger1966-1969
Kurt von Schleicher1932-1933
Leo von Caprivi1890-1894(Georg)
Ludwig Erhard1963-1966(Wilhelm)
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk1945(Johann)
Maximilian of Baden1918(Alexander, Friedrich, Wilhelm)
Otto von Bismarck1871-1890(Eduard, Leopold)
Philipp Scheidemann1919
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg1909-1917
Walter Scheel1974
Wilhelm Cuno1922-1923(Carl, Josef)
Wilhelm Marx1923-1925; 1926-1928
Willy Brandt1969-1974(Herbert, Ernst, Karl)