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List of Chancellors of Germany by time in office

Otto von Bismarck, longest-ever serving Chancellor of Germany with 23 years
Angela Merkel, current Chancellor since 2005 and 4th-longest serving overall with almost 14 years

This is a list of Chancellors of Germany by time in office from 1867 to the present including the Federal Republic of Germany and its predecessors. This is based on the difference between dates; if counted by number of calendar days all the figures would be one greater. Bismarck's successive tenure as Chancellor of the North German Confederation (1867–1871) and of the German Empire (1871–1890) is counted as one continuous term; Müller and Marx's double terms are treated as single, continuous tenures.

# in office Chancellor Time in office Rank
1
Prince Otto von Bismarck
22 years, 364 days
1
2
Count Leo von Caprivi
4 years, 220 days
11
3
Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
5 years, 353 days
10
4
Prince Bernhard von Bülow
8 years, 270 days
6
5
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
7 years, 364 days
8
6
Georg Michaelis
110 days
26
7
Count Georg von Hertling
333 days
20
8
Prince Maximilian of Baden
37 days
30
9
Friedrich Ebert
96 days
28
10
Philipp Scheidemann
127 days
25
11
Gustav Bauer
279 days
22
12
Hermann Müller
1 year, 345 days
17
13
Constantin Fehrenbach
313 days
21
14
Joseph Wirth
1 year, 188 days
18
15
Wilhelm Cuno
263 days
23
16
Gustav Stresemann
109 days
27
17
Wilhelm Marx
3 years, 73 days
13
18
Hans Luther
1 year, 117 days
19
19
Heinrich Brüning
2 years, 61 days
16
20
Franz von Papen
169 days
24
21
Kurt von Schleicher
56 days
29
22
Adolf Hitler
12 years, 90 days
5
23
Joseph Goebbels
1 day
32
24
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
21 days
31
25
Konrad Adenauer
14 years, 31 days
3
26
Ludwig Erhard
3 years, 46 days
14
27
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
2 years, 324 days
15
28
Willy Brandt
4 years, 198 days
12
29
Helmut Schmidt
8 years, 138 days
7
30
Helmut Kohl
16 years, 26 days
2
31
Gerhard Schröder
7 years, 26 days
9
32
Angela Merkel
13 years, 269 days
4


See also