Unlike the other super powers like America and Great Britain, Germany’s political system is relatively new. It was in 1949 that the current political system of Germany was developed after the country was consolidated as the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany is a democratic, federal parliamentary republic with the Chancellor as the executive head. The role of the Chancellor is equivalent to that of a Prime Minister as in other countries. Ever since its independence, Germany has had numerous political leaders donning the role and responsibility of the Chancellor, right from its first Chancellor Konrad Adenauer who was followed by Ludwig Erhard to Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, Helmut Kohl, Gerhard Schorder and the current and three times Chancellor in a row Angela Merkel. Merkel created history in 2005 by becoming the first female Chancellor to head Germany. However, before the Federal Republic of Germany was formed, the German empire witnessed the rule of some of historical Chancellors who through their deeds and misdeeds, exerted great influence in the world over. Adolf Hitler is one such name. A fanatical leader and initiator of World War II, he led Germany and many other countries into the abyss. Others include Catherine the Great, Martin Bormann, Joseph Goebbels and like. Explore in details about the life and works of German political leaders with this segment.
Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Angela MerkelAngela Merkel
17 July 1954
Chancellor of Germany

Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen
08 October 1958
President of the European Commission

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897
German Nazi politician

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck
01 April 1815
German Statesman

Rudolf HessRudolf Hess
26 April 1894
Deputy Führer
Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
16 September 1891
Naval Officer

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler

Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864
Joachim von RibbentropJoachim von Ribbentrop
30 April 1893
Nazi Minister

Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer
05 January 1876
Former Chancellor of Germany
Franz von PapenFranz von Papen
29 October 1879
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany

Helmut KohlHelmut Kohl
03 April 1930
Former Chancellor of Germany

Willy BrandtWilly Brandt
18 December 1913
Former Chancellor of Germany

Kurt von SchleicherKurt von Schleicher
07 April 1882
Former Chancellor of Germany

Erich HoneckerErich Honecker
25 August 1912
General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of
William JoyceWilliam Joyce
24 April 1906

Helmut SchmidtHelmut Schmidt
23 December 1918

Anton DrexlerAnton Drexler
13 June 1884
Political Leader

Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
15 May 1773
Former Chancellor of Germany
Baldur von SchirachBaldur von Schirach
09 May 1907
Nazi Leader

Friedrich EbertFriedrich Ebert
04 February 1871
Karl HankeKarl Hanke
24 August 1903

Gustav StresemannGustav Stresemann
10 May 1878
Chancellor of Germany

Kurt EisnerKurt Eisner
14 May 1867
Johannes RauJohannes Rau
16 January 1931
Former President of Germany

Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834
Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948

Tom DaschleTom Daschle
09 December 1947

William I, German EmperorWilliam I, German Emperor
22 March 1797
Gerhard SchröderGerhard Schröder
07 April 1944

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Annegret Kramp-KarrenbauerAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
09 August 1962
Frank-Walter SteinmeierFrank-Walter Steinmeier
05 January 1956

Friedrich MerzFriedrich Merz
11 November 1955

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia
03 August 1770

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
14 June 1911
Manfred RommelManfred Rommel
24 December 1928
Writer, Politician, Jurist
Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
19 January 1897

Lutz Graf Schwerin von KrosigkLutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
22 August 1887
Politician, Jurist, Diplomat, Economist

Ananda MahidolAnanda Mahidol
20 September 1925

Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865
Walter UlbrichtWalter Ulbricht
30 June 1893

Wilhelm FrickWilhelm Frick
12 March 1877
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Ernst ThälmannErnst Thälmann
16 April 1886
Politician, Worker, Revolutionary, Trade unionist

Gregor StrasserGregor Strasser
31 May 1892
Politician, Pharmacist

Ludwig III of BavariaLudwig III of Bavaria
07 January 1845
Paul SchäferPaul Schäfer
04 December 1921

Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839
Egon KrenzEgon Krenz
19 March 1937

Henry IV, Holy Roman EmperorHenry IV, Holy Roman Emperor
11 November 1050

Ludwig ErhardLudwig Erhard
04 February 1897
Economist, Politician, University teacher
Günter SchabowskiGünter Schabowski
04 January 1929
Journalist, Politician

Clement FreudClement Freud
24 April 1924
Karl LiebknechtKarl Liebknecht
13 January 1871

Augustus II the StrongAugustus II the Strong
12 May 1670
Elector of Saxony

Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
02 November 1861

Pyotr StolypinPyotr Stolypin
14 April 1862

Robert LeyRobert Ley
15 February 1890
Juana BormannJuana Bormann
10 September 1893

Wolfgang SchäubleWolfgang Schäuble
18 September 1942

Kurt Georg KiesingerKurt Georg Kiesinger
06 April 1904
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

Artur AxmannArtur Axmann
18 February 1913
Heiko MaasHeiko Maas
19 September 1966
Politician, Triathlete

Ursula KuczynskiUrsula Kuczynski
15 May 1907
Heinrich BrüningHeinrich Brüning
26 November 1885
President, Academician, economist, activist

Henry VI, Holy Roman EmperorHenry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
31 October 1165
monarch, writer, composer

Wenceslaus, King of the RomansWenceslaus, King of the Romans
26 February 1361
Markus WolfMarkus Wolf
19 January 1923
Writer, Journalist

Prince Maximilian of BadenPrince Maximilian of Baden
10 July 1867
Horst KöhlerHorst Köhler
22 February 1943

Henry the LionHenry the Lion
1129 AD

Konstantin von NeurathKonstantin von Neurath
02 February 1873
Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
24 January 1940

Rudolf DielsRudolf Diels
16 December 1900
Otto StrasserOtto Strasser
10 September 1897
Journalist, Politician, Writer

Edmund HeinesEdmund Heines
21 July 1897

Wilhelm PieckWilhelm Pieck
03 January 1876

Eduard BernsteinEduard Bernstein
06 January 1850
Politician, Philosopher, Writer, Economist
Frederick V, Elector PalatineFrederick V, Elector Palatine
26 August 1596
Henry II, Holy Roman EmperorHenry II, Holy Roman Emperor
06 May 0973

Fritz SauckelFritz Sauckel
27 October 1894

Walther FunkWalther Funk
18 August 1890
Journalist, Banker, Economist, Politician

Christian WulffChristian Wulff
19 June 1959
Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee
05 August 1737
Politician, Physician

Karl Hermann FrankKarl Hermann Frank
24 January 1898

Walter HallsteinWalter Hallstein
17 November 1901
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher

Henry V, Holy Roman EmperorHenry V, Holy Roman Emperor
11 August 1086

Carl Friedrich GoerdelerCarl Friedrich Goerdeler
31 July 1884
Philipp BouhlerPhilipp Bouhler
11 September 1899

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829
Maximilian II of BavariaMaximilian II of Bavaria
28 November 1811

Hans FritzscheHans Fritzsche
21 April 1900
Journalist, Politician
Henry III, Holy Roman EmperorHenry III, Holy Roman Emperor
28 October 1017
Josef TerbovenJosef Terboven
23 May 1898