Otto von Bismarck - age: 83

Otto von Bismarck

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Chancellor of Germany from 1871 to 1890 who unified most of the German states into one German Empire under Prussian leadership. He was known across the world as the "Iron Chancellor" and he was able to create a balance of power that preserved peace in Europe until 1914.He provoked wars with neighboring Austria and unified the smaller Germanic states to make the country the shape it is today.In his youth, he often quoted William Shakespeare.


He was a reckless, eccentric youth who finally had to return home after the death of his mother.


He married noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer in July 1847; the couple had three children together.

Historical Events in the Life of Otto von Bismarck

1862-10-8 Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire
1862-10-13 Bismarck's "Blood & Iron" speech
1865-4-15 Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen
1866-5-7 German premier Otto Von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt
1870-7-13 King Wilhelm of Prussia sends "Emser Depeche" on Bismarck
1871-1-18 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck
1871-3-21 Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)
1878-10-21 German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"
1885-2-17 Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa
1885-5-19 German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon & Togoland
1890-3-20 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck
1890-5-24 Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany

Famous Quotes
Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.


Politician Otto Von Bismarck were born on Saturday, birthstone is Diamond, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of , it is 89 days until Otto Von Bismarck next birthday.

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