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Freistaat Schaumburg-Lippe
Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe
State of Germany

1918 – 1946
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Schaumburg-Lippe
The Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe (red), within Germany
Capital Bückeburg
Government Republic
Minister President
 - 1918 Friedrich Freiherr von Feilitzsch
 - 1933-1945 Karl Dreier
 - German Revolution 15 November 1918
 - Disestablished 1 November 1946
 - 1939 340 km² (131 sq mi)
 - 1939 53,277 
     Density 156.7 /km²  (405.8 /sq mi)

The Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Freistaat Schaumburg-Lippe) was created following the abdication of Prince Adolf II of Schaumburg-Lippe on the 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.


Rulers of the Free State of Schaumburg-Lippe


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 (SDP) (7 October 1927-7 March 1933)
  • Hans Joachim Riecke (NSDAP) (1 April 1933-23 May 1933)

State presidents


  • Heinrich Hermann Drake (SPD) (1945-30 April 1946)

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