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Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe

The Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe (}

}}: Freistaat Schaumburg-Lippe) was created following the abdication of Prince Adolf II of Schaumburg-Lippe on 15 November 1918. It was a state in Germany during the Weimar Republic, headed by a Minister President. The democratic government was suppressed during Nazi rule. At the end of World War II the British military occupation government decreed on 1 November 1946 the union of Schaumburg-Lippe, Hannover, Braunschweig, and Oldenburg to form the new state of Lower Saxony.


Minister of State

  • Friedrich Freiherr von Feilitzsch (15 November 1918 – 3 December 1918)

Chairman of the State Council

  • Heinrich Lorenz (SPD, 4 December 1918 – 14 March 1919)

State Councillors

  • Otto Bönners (14 March 1919 – 22 May 1922)
  • Konrad Wippermann (22 May 1922 – 28 May 1925)
  • Erich Steinbrecher (SPD, 28 May 1925 – 7 October 1927)
  • Heinrich Lorenz (SPD, 7 October 1927 – 7 March 1933)
  • Hans-Joachim-Riecke (NSDAP, 1 April – 23 May 1933)

State Presidents


  • Heinrich Hermann Drake (SPD, 1945 – 30 April 1946)
Map showing Lippe and Schaumberg-Lippe

External links

  • Schaumburg-Lippe
  • States of Germany since 1918

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