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Otto von Bismarck

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck

Full Name: Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg
Profession: German Statesman

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: Unified most of the German states into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership and became the first chancellor of a united Germany.

Born: April 1, 1815
Birthplace: Schönhausen, Prussia
Star Sign: Aries

Died: July 30, 1898 (aged 83)

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Married Life

  • 1847-07-28 Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland

Events in the Life of Otto von Bismarck

  • 1862-09-23 Otto von Bismarck appointed Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Prussia by King Wilhelm I
  • 1862-09-30 Prussia Minister President Otto von Bismarck's delivers his "Blood & Iron" speech
  • 1865-04-15 Otto von Bismarck elevated to rank of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen
  • 1866-05-07 German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt
  • 1870-07-13 King Wilhelm of Prussia sends "Emser Depeche" on Bismarck
  • 1871-01-18 Second German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck
  • 1871-03-21 Otto von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)
  • 1878-10-21 German chancellor Otto von Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"
  • 1885-02-17 Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa
  • 1885-05-19 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon and Togoland
  • 1890-03-18 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigns after 19 years after disagreement with German Emperor Wilhelm II
  • 1890-05-24 Leo von Caprivi succeeds Otto von Bismarck as Chancellor of Germany

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