German Ministers of War/ Defense since 1867 - with Picture

Name all 44 german Ministers of War/ Defense by their Picture, their years of Office, the contemporary Head of Government, their german title, a translation of the title, their Rank within the Military (only prussian Ministers of War), a comporable US-Army Rank and their party.
Ministers of War/ Defense and similar Ministers
of
Prussia (1867-1919), the Weimar Republic, Nazi-Germany, the Federal Republic and East Germany

According to german Wikipedia:
Northgerman Federation, German Federation, German Empire (Prussia)
Weimar Republic
Nazi-Germany
Federal Republic
East Germany
The Armies of all german States (except Bavaria, Saxony and Wurttemberg) were incorporated into the prussian Army. Also the german Chancellors were 1873-1892 de facto and 1894-1918 also de jure prussian Premierministers. Therefore the prussian Ministers of War are included.

Heinrich Krone as „Bundesminister für Angelegenheiten des Bundesverteidigungsrates“ is not included
For Stachau no picture was available
Military Rank at the End of Office

When there are several contemporary chancellors a short version of their names is used
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1867-1873
Otto von Bismarck
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
Generalfeldmarschall
General of the Army (OF-10)
no party
1873-1883
Otto von Bismarck
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Infanterie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1883-1889
Otto von Bismarck
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Infanterie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1889-1890
Bismarck, Caprivi
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Infanterie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1890-1893
Caprivi, Eulenburg
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Infanterie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1893-1896
Eulenburg, Schillingfürst
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Infanterie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1896-1903
Schillingsfürst, Bülow
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Infanterie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1903-1909
Bülow, Hollweg
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Kavallerie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1909-1913
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Infanterie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1913-1915
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
Generalleutnant
Brigadier General (OF-6)
no party
1915-1916
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
Generalleutnant
Brigadier General (OF-6)
no party
1916-1918
Michaelis, Hertling, Baden/Friedberg
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
General der Artillerie
Major General (OF-7)
no party
1918-1919
Baden/ Friedberg, Ebert/ Hirsch/ Ströbel
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
Generalleutnant
Brigadier General (OF-6)
no party
1919
Ebert/ Hirsch/ Ströbel, Scheidemann/ Hirsch, Bauer/ Hirsch
Preußischer Kriegsminister
Prussian Minister of War
Oberst
Colonel (OF-5)
no party
1919-1920
Gustav Bauer
Reichswehrminister
Minister of the Imperial Army
Social Democratic Party of Germany
1920-1928
Müller, Fehrenbach, Wirth, Cuno, Stresemann, Marx, Luther, Geßler
Reichswehrminister
Minister of the Imperial Army
German Democratic Party
1928-1932
Marx, Müller, Brüning
Reichswehrminister
Minister of the Imperial Army
no party
1932-1933
Papen, Schleicher
Reichswehrminister
Minister of the Imperial Army
no party
1933-1938
Adolf Hitler
Reichswehrminister, Reichskriegsminister
Minister of the Imperial Army, Imperial Minister of War
no party, NSDAP
1938-1945
Adolf Hitler
Führer und Reichskanzler
Leader (Fuhrer) and Imperial Chancellor
NSDAP
1955-1956
Konrad Adenauer
Bundesminister für Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
1956-1963
Konrad Adenauer
Bundesminister für/ der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Social Union in Bavaria
1963-1966
Adenauer, Erhard
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
1966-1969
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
1969-1972
Willy Brandt
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Social Democratic Party of Germany
1972-1978
Brandt, Scheel, Schmidt
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Social Democratic Party of Germany
1978-1982
Helmut Schmidt
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Social Democratic Party of Germany
1982-1988
Helmut Kohl
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
1988-1989
Helmut Kohl
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
1989-1992
Helmut Kohl
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
1992-1998
Helmut Kohl
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
1998-2002
Gerhard Schröder
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Social Democratic Party of Germany
2002-2005
Gerhard Schröder
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Social Democratic Party of Germany
2005-2009
Angela Merkel
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
2009-2011
Angela Merkel
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Social Union in Bavaria
2011-2013
Angela Merkel
Bundesminister der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
2013-2019
Angela Merkel
Bundesministerin der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
2019-2021
Angela Merkel
Bundesministerin der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
since 2021
Olaf Scholz
Bundesministerin der Verteidigung
Federal Minister of Defense
Social Democratic Party of Germany
1956-1960
Otto Grotewohl
Minister für Nationale Verteidigung
Minister of National Defense
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
1960-1985
Grotewohl, Stoph, Sindermann
Minister für Nationale Verteidigung
Minister of National Defense
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
1985-1989
Stoph, Modrow
Minister für Nationale Verteidigung
Minister of National Defense
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
1989-1990
Hans Modrow
Minister für Nationale Verteidigung
Minister of National Defense
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
1990
Lothar de Maizière
Minister für Abrüstung und Verteidigung
Minister of Disarmament and Defense
Democratic Awakening, Christian Democratic Union of Germany
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