List of Ministers-President of Bavaria

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Below is a list of the men who have served in the capacity of Minister-President or equivalent office in the German state of Bavaria from the 17th century to the present.

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Privy Council chancellor

Privy Council chancellors (Geheime Ratskanzler) were:

Ministers

Before 1849 Bavaria had no actual head of government, but the Minister of Foreign Affairs was the most senior of the ministers. In 1806, the office was given to the Minister of the Royal House and of Foreign Affairs.

Chairmen of the Council of Ministers

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

Political Party:   USPD    SPD    BVP    NSDAP    CSU    None

PortraitName
(Birth–Death)
Term of OfficePolitical Party
Took OfficeLeft OfficeDays
KurtEisner.jpg Kurt Eisner
(1867–1919)
8 November 191821 February 1919105 Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany
No image.svg Martin Segitz
(1853–1927)
Acting Minister-President
1 March 191917 March 191916 Social Democratic Party of Germany
Hoffmann Johannes 1919.jpg Johannes Hoffmann
(1867–1930)
17 March 191916 March 1920365 Social Democratic Party of Germany
Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1920).jpg Gustav Ritter von Kahr
(1862–1934)
16 March 192021 September 1921554Non-partisan
No image.svg Graf von Lerchenfeld-Köfering
(1871–1944)
21 September 19218 November 1922413 Bavarian People's Party
Eugen von Knilling.jpg Eugen Ritter von Knilling
(1856–1927)
8 November 19221 July 1924601 Bavarian People's Party
Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1920).jpg Gustav Ritter von Kahr
(1862–1934)
Generalstaatskommissar136Non-partisan
25 September 192317 February 1924
Heinrich held 102 01176crop.png Heinrich Held
(1868–1938)
2 July 19249 March 19333172 Bavarian People's Party
Franz Ritter von Epp2.jpg Franz Ritter von Epp
(1868–1947)
Reichkomissar31 National Socialist German Workers' Party
10 March 193310 April 1933
Reichsstatthalter4402
10 April 193329 April 1945
Ludwig Siebert.jpg Ludwig Siebert
(1874–1942)
12 April 19331 November 19423490 National Socialist German Workers' Party
Paul Giesler.jpg Paul Giesler
(1895–1945)
2 November 194229 April 1945909 National Socialist German Workers' Party
KAS-Schaffer, Fritz-Bild-395-1.jpg Fritz Schäffer
(1888–1967)
28 May 194528 September 1945123 Christian Social Union
Wilhelm Hoegner.jpg Wilhelm Hoegner
(1887–1980)
1st term
28 September 194516 December 1946444 Social Democratic Party of Germany
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F011950-0010, Hans Ehard cropped.jpg Hans Ehard
(1887–1980)
1st term
21 December 194614 December 19542915 Christian Social Union
Wilhelm Hoegner.jpg Wilhelm Hoegner
(1887–1980)
2nd term
14 December 19548 October 19571029 Social Democratic Party of Germany
Hanns Seidel.jpg Hanns Seidel
(1901–1961)
16 October 195722 January 1960828 Christian Social Union
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F011950-0010, Hans Ehard cropped.jpg Hans Ehard
(1887–1980)
2nd term
26 January 196011 December 19621050 Christian Social Union
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F014898-0006, Alfons Goppel.jpg Alfons Goppel
(1905–1991)
11 December 19626 November 19785809 Christian Social Union
Franz Josef Strauss 1982.jpg Franz Josef Strauss
(1915–1988)
6 November 19783 October 19883619 Christian Social Union
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F083104-0015, Munchen, CSU-Parteitag, Streibl.jpg Max Streibl
(1932–1998)
19 October 198827 May 19931681 Christian Social Union
DrEdmundStoiber.jpg Edmund Stoiber
(born 1941)
28 May 199330 September 20075239 Christian Social Union
8035ri-Guenther Beckstein.jpg Günther Beckstein
(born 1943)
9 October 200727 October 2008384 Christian Social Union
12-07-17-landtagsprojekt-bayern-RalfR-001.jpg Horst Seehofer
(born 1949)
27 October 200813 March 20184193 Christian Social Union
Markus Soeder (cropped).jpg Markus Söder
(born 1967)
16 March 2018Incumbent766 Christian Social Union

Timeline

Markus SöderHorst SeehoferGünther BecksteinEdmund StoiberMax StreiblFranz Josef StraussAlfons GoppelHanns SeidelHans EhardWilhelm HoegnerFritz SchäfferPaul GieslerLudwig SiebertFranz Ritter von EppHeinrich HeldEugen Ritter von KnillingGraf von Lerchenfeld-KöferingGustav Ritter von KahrJohannes HoffmannMartin SegitzKurt EisnerList of Ministers-President of Bavaria


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