Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk

Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
Chancellor of Germany
In office
1 May 1945 – 23 May 1945
Preceded byJoseph Goebbels
Succeeded byAllied military occupation 1945-1949
Konrad Adenauer (West Germany)
Otto Grotewohl (East Germany) (as Chairman of the Council of Ministers (GDR))
Personal details
Born(1887-08-22)22 August 1887
Died4 March 1977(1977-03-04) (aged 89)
Political partyNazi Party (since 1937)
OccupationSoldier (Officer), Nobleman

Johann Ludwig "Lutz" Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (22 August 1887 – 4 March 1977) was a German politician.

Early life

Johann Ludwig von Krosigk was born in Rathmannsdorf, in the Kingdom of Saxony. His father was from a noble family in Anhalt, his mother was a daughter of one of the Counts ("Graf") von Schwerin. He studied law and politics in Halle, in Lausanne and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at the University of Oxford.

He became a Lieutenant in the German Army during World War I, and he won the Iron Cross. In 1918, Krosigk married Baroness Ehrengard von Plettenberg. They had four sons and five daughters.

Other Languages
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk