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Bulow, Bernhard Heinrich Martin Karl, Prince von (Bernhard)

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Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

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1849 - He was born at Klein-Flottbeck, in Holstein on the 3rd of May.

1876 - He was appointed attaché to the German embassy in Paris, attended the Berlin Congress as a secretary, and became second secretary to the embassy.

1884 - He became first secretary to the embassy at St Petersburg, and acted as charge d'affaires.

1887 - He advocated ethnic cleansing of Poles from Polish territories of German Empire in future armed conflict.

1888 - He was appointed envoy at Bucharest.

1893 - To the post of German ambassador at Rome.

1897 - On the retirement of Adolf Marschall von Bieberstein, he was appointed state secretary for foreign affairs (the same office which his father had held) under Prince Hohenlohe, with a seat in the Prussian ministry.

1900 - On the resignation of Hohenlohe, he was chosen to succeed him as chancellor of the empire and Prime Minister of Prussia.

1905 - On the 6th of June, Count Bülow was raised to the rank of prince (Fürst), on the occasion of the marriage of the crown prince.

1906 - On the 5th of April, while attending a debate in the Reichstag, Prince Bülow was seized with illness, the result of overwork and an attack of influenza, and was carried unconscious from the hall.

1914-1915 - Bülow was ambassador to Italy, but failed to bring her onto the side of Germany, or even to persuade her to maintain her neutrality.

1929 - Prince von Bülow died on the 28th of October, a mere day before Black Tuesday.

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