Georg Michaelis

German civil servant and chancellor (1857-1936)

Georg Michaelis (8 September 1857 – 24 July 24 1936) became the first Chancellor of Germany with a non-noble background.

Georg Michaelis
6th Chancellor of the German Empire
In office
14 July 1917 – 31 October 1917
MonarchWilliam II
Preceded byTheobald von Bethmann Hollweg
Succeeded byGeorg von Hertling
Personal details
Born(1857-09-08)September 8, 1857
Died(1936-07-24)July 24, 1936
Political partyNone

Early life change

Michaelis was born at Haynau in Silesia. He studied law in Breslau, Leipzig and Wurzburg. He graduated from Göttingen University in 1884.[1]

Career change

He was invited by the Japanese government to teach at the German school of law in Tokyo from 1885 to 1889.[1]

When he returned to Germany, he joined the civil service. The Emperor appointed him Reich Chancellor (Reichskanzler) from July to November 1917.[1]

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