The Founder of Chasidism
Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov
18 Elul 5458–6 Sivan 5520 (1698–1760)

Successor
Rabbi DovBer, the Maggid of Mezeritch
(Date of birth unknown)–19 Kislev 5533 (?–1772)

Founder of Chabad
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Alter Rebbe
18 Elul 5505–24 Tevet 5573 (1745–1812)

Second Generation
Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch, the Mitteler Rebbe
(son of Rabbi Schneur Zalman)
9 Kislev 5534–9 Kislev 5588 (1773–1827)

Third Generation
Rabbi Menachem Mendel, the Tzemach Tzedek
(Grandson of R. Schneur Zalman; son-in-law of R. DovBer)
29 Elul 5549–13 Nissan 5626 (1789–1866)

Fourth Generation
Rabbi Shmuel
(son of Rabbi Menachem Mendel)
2 Iyar 5594–13 Tishrei 5643 (1834–1882)

Fifth Generation
Rabbi Shalom DovBer
(son of Rabbi Shmuel)
20 Cheshvan 5621–2 Nissan 5680 (1860–1920)

Sixth Generation
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn
(son of Rabbi Shalom DovBer)
12 Tammuz 5640–10 Shevat 5710 (1880–1950)

Seventh Generation
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(son-in-law of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak; sixth in direct paternal line from Rabbi Menachem Mendel)
11 Nissan 5662–3 Tammuz 5754 (1902–1994)