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This is a list of spouses of the president of Germany and chancellor.

Spouses of the heads of state since 1919

German Reich (1919–1945)

Image Name Relation to President
LouiseEbert.jpg
Louise Ebert wife of President Friedrich Ebert
Paul von Hindenburg widowed during office
Eva Braun walking dog.jpg
Eva Hitler wife of Führer and Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler (one day, prior to their suicide)
Ingeborg Dönitz wife of President Karl Dönitz

German Democratic Republic (East Germany, 1949–1990)

Image Name Relation to Head of State
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-78024-0025, Berlin, VII. DFD-Bundeskongress.jpg
Lotte Ulbricht wife of Chairman of the State Council Walter Ulbricht
Marianne Stoph (née Wiegank)
Alice Stoph (née Lütgens)
wife of Chairman of the State Council Willy Stoph
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1986-0313-300, Margot Honecker, Minister für Volksbildung.jpg
Margot Honecker wife of Chairman of the State Council Erich Honecker
Erika Krenz (cropped).jpg
Erika Krenz wife of Chairman of the State Council Egon Krenz
Brigitte Gerlach wife of Chairman of the State Council Manfred Gerlach
Jürgen Bergmann husband of acting head of state Sabine Bergmann-Pohl

Federal Republic of Germany (1949–present)

Image Name Relation to President
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1984-013-25,Elly Heuss beim Spenden (cropped).jpg
Elly Heuss wife of President Theodor Heuss
SST14 Luebke 04 (cropped).jpg
Wilhelmine Lübke wife of President Heinrich Lübke
Hilda Heinemann 1969.jpg
Hilda Heinemann wife of President Gustav Heinemann
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F054905-0019, Bonn, Walter und Mildred Scheel geben Autogramme cropped.jpg
Mildred Scheel wife of President Walter Scheel
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2008-0320, Veronica Carstens (cropped).jpg
Veronica Carstens wife of President Karl Carstens
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F075763-0023, UdSSR, Besuch Bundespräsident von Weizsäcker.jpg
Marianne von Weizsäcker wife of President Richard von Weizsäcker
Berlin-Marathon 1996, Christiane Herzog.jpg
Christiane Herzog wife of President Roman Herzog
Christina Rau in Germany 25-27 September 2001-5.jpg
Christina Rau wife of President Johannes Rau
Eva Köhler - 3 juli 2009.jpg
Eva Köhler wife of President Horst Köhler
Bettina Wulff cropped.jpg
Bettina Wulff wife of President Christian Wulff
Daniela Schadt 29-06-2013 (cropped).jpg
Daniela Schadt domestic partner of President Joachim Gauck
2019-04-10 Elke Büdenbender by Olaf Kosinsky 7585.jpg
Elke Büdenbender wife of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Spouses of the heads of government

German Reich (1871–1945)

Image Name Relation to Chancellor
German Empire (1871–1918)
Johanna von Bismarck, c. 1891.png
Princess Johanna von Bismarck Wife of Prince Otto von Bismarck
Count Leo von Caprivi unmarried during office
Marie, Princess of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst.jpg
Princess Marie zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst Wife of Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
Franz von Lenbach Portrait Marie Gräfin Dönhoff.jpg
Princess Maria von Bülow Wife of Prince Bernhard von Bülow
Martha von Bethmann Hollweg 1909.jpg
Martha von Bethmann Hollweg Wife of Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
Margarete Michaelis Wife of Georg Michaelis
Countess Anna von Hertling Wife of Count Georg von Hertling
Maria Luísa de Hanôver.jpg
Princess Marie Louise of Hanover Wife of Prince Maximilian of Baden
Weimar Republic (1918–1933)
LouiseEbert.jpg
Louise Ebert Wife of Friedrich Ebert
Johanna Scheidemann wife of Philipp Scheidemann
Hedwig Bauer wife of Gustav Bauer
Gottliebe Müller wife of Hermann Müller (1st term)
Marie Fehrenbach wife of Konstantin Fehrenbach
Joseph Wirth unmarried during office
Mrs. Wilhelm Cuno LCCN2014716020.jpg
Martha née Wirtz wife of Wilhelm Cuno
Käte und Wolfgang Stresemann 1906.jpg
Käte Stresemann wife of Gustav Stresemann
Johanna Marx wife of Wilhelm Marx (1st term)
Hans Luther unmarried during office
Johanna Marx wife of Wilhelm Marx (2nd term)
Gottliebe Müller wife of Hermann Müller (2nd term)
Heinrich Brüning unmarried during office
Papen Vienna 1934 (cropped) - Martha von Papen.jpg
Martha von Boch-Galhau wife of Franz von Papen
Schleicher mit frau.jpg
Elisabeth von Schleicher wife of Kurt von Schleicher
Nazi Germany (1933–1945)
Eva Braun walking dog.jpg
Eva Hitler wife of Adolf Hitler (one day, prior to their suicide)
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R22014, Magda Goebbels.jpg
Magda Goebbels wife of Joseph Goebbels
Ehrengard Freiin von Plettenberg wife of Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk

German Democratic Republic (East Germany, 1949–1990)

Image Name Relation to head of government
Marie Martha Louise Grotewohl (née Ohst)
Johanna Groteohl (formerly Schumann, née Danielzig)
wife of Minister-President Otto Grotewohl
Marianne Stoph (née Wiegank)
Alice Stoph (née Lütgens)
wife of Chairman of the Council of Ministers Willi Stoph
Inge Sindermann (née Locke) wife of Chairman of the Council of Ministers Horst Sindermann
Marianne Stoph (née Wiegank)
Alice Stoph (née Lütgens)
wife of Chairman of the Council of Ministers Willi Stoph
Annemarie Modrow (née Straubing) wife of Chairman of the Council of Ministers Hans Modrow
Ilse de Maizière (née N.N.)
Marianne Strodt
wife of Minister-President Lothar de Maizière

Federal Republic of Germany (1949–present)

Image Name Relation to Chancellor
Auguste Adenauer († 1948) Konrad Adenauer widowed during office
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F015447-0012, Bonn, Ludwig Erhard mit Ehefrau im Garten.jpg
Luise Erhard wife of Ludwig Erhard
Marie-Luise Kiesinger wife of Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F032086-0003, Kanzleramt, Brandt gibt Sommerfest cropped.jpg
Rut Brandt wife of Willy Brandt
1981-05-20 Loki Schmidt in the U.S..jpg
Hannelore Schmidt wife of Helmut Schmidt
Hannelore.jpg
Hannelore Kohl wife of Helmut Kohl
Doris Schröder Köpf Kulturfest 1.jpg
Doris Schröder-Köpf wife of Gerhard Schröder
Joachim Sauer 2017.jpg
Joachim Sauer husband of Angela Merkel
Britta Ernst, 2019.jpg
Britta Ernst wife of Olaf Scholz

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