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

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
Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864
Sociologist

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler

Joachim von RibbentropJoachim von Ribbentrop
30 April 1893
Nazi Minister
Helmut KohlHelmut Kohl
03 April 1930
Former Chancellor of Germany

Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer
05 January 1876
Former Chancellor of Germany
Willy BrandtWilly Brandt
18 December 1913
Former Chancellor of Germany

Franz von PapenFranz von Papen
29 October 1879
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany

Erich HoneckerErich Honecker
25 August 1912
General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of

William JoyceWilliam Joyce
24 April 1906
Politician

Helmut SchmidtHelmut Schmidt
23 December 1918
Politician
Kurt von SchleicherKurt von Schleicher
07 April 1882
Former Chancellor of Germany

Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
15 May 1773
Former Chancellor of Germany

Anton DrexlerAnton Drexler
13 June 1884
Political Leader

Friedrich EbertFriedrich Ebert
04 February 1871
Politician
Baldur von SchirachBaldur von Schirach
09 May 1907
Nazi Leader

Karl HankeKarl Hanke
24 August 1903
Politician
Gustav StresemannGustav Stresemann
10 May 1878
Chancellor of Germany

Kurt EisnerKurt Eisner
14 May 1867
Statesman

Johannes RauJohannes Rau
16 January 1931
Former President of Germany
Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834
 

Ursula von der LeyenUrsula von der Leyen
08 October 1958
Physician, Politician
Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948
Writer

William I, German EmperorWilliam I, German Emperor
22 March 1797
King

Frank-Walter SteinmeierFrank-Walter Steinmeier
05 January 1956
Politician
Gerhard SchröderGerhard Schröder
07 April 1944
Politician

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Gerhard Fritz Kurt SchröderGerhard Schröder
11 September 1910
Politician
Tom DaschleTom Daschle
09 December 1947
Politician

Ananda MahidolAnanda Mahidol
20 September 1925
King

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

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia
03 August 1770
King
Jens LehmannJens Lehmann
19 December 1967
Cyclist
Paul SchäferPaul Schäfer
04 December 1921
Medic

Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
14 June 1911
Writer

Annegret Kramp-KarrenbauerAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
09 August 1962
Politician

Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
19 January 1897
Politician
Gregor StrasserGregor Strasser
31 May 1892
Politician, Pharmacist

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

Walter UlbrichtWalter Ulbricht
30 June 1893
Politician

Wilhelm FrickWilhelm Frick
12 March 1877
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Henry IV, Holy Roman EmperorHenry IV, Holy Roman Emperor
11 November 1050
 
Ursula KuczynskiUrsula Kuczynski
15 May 1907
Spy

Manfred RommelManfred Rommel
24 December 1928
Writer, Politician, Jurist
Egon KrenzEgon Krenz
19 March 1937
Politician

Ludwig III of BavariaLudwig III of Bavaria
07 January 1845
King

Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865
Politician
Clement FreudClement Freud
24 April 1924
Writer

Heiko MaasHeiko Maas
19 September 1966
Politician, Triathlete
Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839
Monarch

Karl LiebknechtKarl Liebknecht
13 January 1871
Lawyer

Ludwig ErhardLudwig Erhard
04 February 1897
Economist, Politician, University teacher

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

Robert LeyRobert Ley
15 February 1890
Politician
Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
02 November 1861
Politician

Artur AxmannArtur Axmann
18 February 1913
Politician

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

Pyotr StolypinPyotr Stolypin
14 April 1862
Politician
Wilhelm PieckWilhelm Pieck
03 January 1876
Politician

Otto StrasserOtto Strasser
10 September 1897
Journalist, Politician, Writer
Theodor HeussTheodor Heuss
31 January 1884
Politician

Wolfgang SchäubleWolfgang Schäuble
18 September 1942
Politician

Juana BormannJuana Bormann
10 September 1893
Torturer
Henry VI, Holy Roman EmperorHenry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
31 October 1165
monarch, writer, composer

Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
24 January 1940
Politician
Horst KöhlerHorst Köhler
22 February 1943
Politician

Henry the LionHenry the Lion
1129 AD
Prince

Rudolf DielsRudolf Diels
16 December 1900
Politician
Konstantin von NeurathKonstantin von Neurath
02 February 1873
Diplomat

Guido WesterwelleGuido Westerwelle
27 December 1961
Jurist, Politician, Lawyer, Writer
Kurt Georg KiesingerKurt Georg Kiesinger
06 April 1904
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

Eduard BernsteinEduard Bernstein
06 January 1850
Politician, Philosopher, Writer, Economist

Hans-Dietrich GenscherHans-Dietrich Genscher
21 March 1927
Politician, Lawyer, Assessor, University teacher,

Henry II, Holy Roman EmperorHenry II, Holy Roman Emperor
06 May 0973
Emperor
Prince Maximilian of BadenPrince Maximilian of Baden
10 July 1867
Politician
Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
29 September 1867
Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur,

Heinrich BrüningHeinrich Brüning
26 November 1885
President, Academician, economist, activist

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

Karl Hermann FrankKarl Hermann Frank
24 January 1898
Politician
Friedrich MerzFriedrich Merz
11 November 1955
Lawyer

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829
Politician

Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee
05 August 1737
Politician, Physician

Carl Friedrich GoerdelerCarl Friedrich Goerdeler
31 July 1884
Politician

Henry III, Holy Roman EmperorHenry III, Holy Roman Emperor
28 October 1017
Emperor
Walther FunkWalther Funk
18 August 1890
Journalist, Banker, Economist, Politician

Josef TerbovenJosef Terboven
23 May 1898
Politician
Alfred von TirpitzAlfred von Tirpitz
19 March 1849
Politician, Officer

Richard von WeizsäckerRichard von Weizsäcker
15 April 1920
Politician, Lawyer, Military personnel
Fritz SauckelFritz Sauckel
27 October 1894
Politician
Horst MahlerHorst Mahler
23 January 1936
Opinion journalist, Political activist, Lawyer