Georg Friedrich Graf von Hertling  
(31.08.1843 - 04.01.1919)
place of birth:  Darmstadt, Groherzogtum Hessen
Deutsches Kaiserreich:  Reichskanzler

                         

Conservative statesman and count who served as Imperial German Chancellor during the final year of the Great War.  He had been working as professor of philosophy when he became the right-wing leader of the Center Party in the Reichstag. In 1912 he was elected as Bavaria's Prime Minister. Was asked by Kaiser Wilhelm II to succeed Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg as Imperial Chancellor but declined because of old age. 

In November 1917, however, Graf von Hertling ended up succeeding the hapless Georg Michaelis as chancellor and Prussian Prime Minister. Kanzler von Hertling was little more than a caretaker for the Supreme Military Command (Hindenburg & Ludendorff), however, which held de facto control over the war-torn German Empire by that time. As he believed in the ultimate German victory, Kanzler von Hertling remained a willing marionette controlled by General Ludendorff and never rose to challenge his authority. Graf von Hertling was married to Anna von Biegeleben with whom he had one son and five daughters. He died on 4 January 1919 in Ruhpolding.
 
 

Reichskanzler .................... 01.11.1917  -  03.10.1918