Rulers of Germany and Prussia

Name Born Ruled1
Kings of Prussia
Frederick I2 1657 1701–1713
Frederick William I 1688 1713–1740
Frederick II the Great 1712 1740–1786
Frederick William II 1744 1786–1797
Frederick William III 1770 1797–1840
Frederick William IV 1795 1840–1861
William I 1797 1861–18713
Emperors Of Germany
William I 1797 1871–1888
Frederick III1831 1888–1888
William II 1859 1888–19184
Weimar Republic
Friedrich Ebert5 1871 1919–1925
Paul von Hindenburg5 1847 1925–1934
Third Reich
Adolf Hitler6, 7 1889 1934–1945
Karl Doenitz6 1891 1945–1945
German Federal Republic (West) Chancellors
Konrad Adenauer 1876 1949–1963
Ludwig Erhard 1897 1963–1966
Kurt Georg Kiesinger 1904 1966–1969
Willy Brandt 1913 1969–1974
Helmut Schmidt 1918 1974–1982
Helmut Kohl 1930 1982–1990
German Democratic Republic (East)
Wilhelm Pieck5 1876 1949–1960
Walter Ulbricht8 1893 1960–1973
Willi Stoph9 1914 1973–1976
Erich Honecker9 1912 1976–1989
Egon Krenz9 1937 1989–1989
Manfred Gerlach9 19281989–1990
Sabine Bergman-Pohl9 19461990–1990
German Federal Republic Chancellors
Helmut Kohl 1930 1991–1998
Gerhard Schröder 19441998–2005
Angela Merkel 19542005–  
1. Year of end of rule is also that of death, unless otherwise indicated.
2. Was Elector of Brandenburg (1688–1701) as Frederick III.
3. Became Emperor of Germany in 1871.
4. Died 1941.
5. President.
6. Führer.
7. Named Chancellor by President von Hindenburg in 1933.
8. Chairman of Council of State. Died 1973.
9. Chairman of Council of State.

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