Caprivi, Georg Leo von
Born: Feb 24, 1831 AD
Died: 1899 AD, at 67 years of age.
1831 - Born on February 24th in Charlotteburg at Berlin. German military officer and politician.
- Caprivi was educated in Berlin.
1849 - He joined the German Army.
1866 - He took part in the Austrian campaign being attached to the staff of the I Army.
1883 - A distinguished soldier, he served as chief of the admiralty.
1890-1892 - He was the Chancellor of Germany. He succeeded Otto von Bismarck as Germany's imperial chancellor.
- He was also the Prussian Prime Minister.
- His achievements included an Anglo-German agreement concerning spheres of influence in Africa, commercial treaties with Austria, Romania, and other states, and the reorganization of the German army.
1894 - German emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi and premier Botho zu Eulenburg.
1899 - Died on February 6th in Krosno, Poland.
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