Bismarck, Otto Eduard Leopold von, Prince

Born: Apr 01, 1815 AD
Died: 1898 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Chancellors, Prime Ministers

1815 - Born on the 1st of April in Schönhausen, Altmark, Prussia. German Prussian politician.

         - Educated at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium and the Graues Kloster-Gymnasium.

1832 - At age 17, he joined the Georg August University of Göttingen.

1847 - He attended the Prussian United Diet, where his speeches against Jewish emancipation and contemporary liberalism gained him the reputation of a backwoods conservative, out of touch with the dynamic forces of his age.

         - He married Johanna von Puttkamer on the 28th of July.

1848 - He began contributing to the Kreuzzeitung newspaper as an organ of antirevolutionary sentiment.

1849 - Bismarck studied law and was elected to the Prussian Diet.

1851 - He was appointed Prussian representative to the federal Diet in Frankfurt.

1859 - Became the Prussian Ambassador to Russia.

1862 - Served as Prussian Prime Minister.

         - Elected as Prussian Minister Foreign.
         - He was the Prussian Ambassador to France.

1864 - Under his leadership Prussia won a war against Denmark.

1866 - He was made a count, and created a prince and chancellor of the new German Empire.

1871 - He was the founder and first chancellor of the German Empire.
1873-1890 - Became the Prussian Prime Minister.

         - He clashed with Emperor William II, who saw him as a rival for power, and was forced to resign from the chancellorship.

         - He was made Duke of Lauenburg.
1898 - He died on 30th of July in Friedrichsruh, Germany.
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