Otto von Bismarck as Minister President of Prussia, shown wearing insignia of a knight of the Johanniterorden, 1858. Prince Wilhelm became King of Prussia upon his brother Frederick Wilhelm IV's death in 1861. The new monarch often came into conflict with the increasingly liberal Prussian Diet ( Landtag ).
Otto von Bismarck served as prime minister of Prussia (1862–73, 1873–90) and was the founder and first chancellor (1871–90) of the German Empire. As chancellor, he pursued pacific policies in foreign affairs, succeeding in preserving the peace in Europe for about two decades, but showed authoritarian tendencies in domestic affairs.
Otto von Bismarck was a Prussian politician who became Germany’s first-ever chancellor, a position in which he served from 1871 to 1890. Through a series of wars, he unified 39 individual states into one German nation in 1871. His policies as chancellor were aimed at holding the newly-formed state together in the face of religious, political ...
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To be sure, Bismarck was ‘an irresistible political figure and a disastrous one’ (p. 480), but – as Steinberg’s own account makes clear – he was also a very lucky one. Notes. G. P. Gooch, Studies in German History (London and New York, 1948), p. 339.Back to (1) A. J. P. Taylor, Bismarck.
Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, ab 1865 Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen, ab 1871 Fürst von Bismarck, ab 1890 auch Herzog zu Lauenburg  (* 1. April 1815 in Schönhausen (Elbe); † 30. Juli 1898 in Friedrichsruh bei Aumühle ), war ein deutscher Politiker und Staatsmann.
Historians debate whether Otto von Bismarck—Minister President of Prussia—had a master plan to expand the North German Confederation of 1866 to include the remaining independent German states into a single entity or simply to expand the power of the Kingdom of Prussia.
Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von - CNU Primary Sources LibGuide Documents of German Unification, 1848-1871 more... Book Sources: German Empire A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library. Click the title for location and availability information. Off campus access instructions (for e-books) Bismarck and Germany by David G. Williamson
Otto von Bismarck, the powerful Chancellor of Germany (in office 1871–90), developed the first modern welfare state by building on a tradition of welfare programs in Prussia and Saxony that had begun as early as in the 1840s.
Otto von Bismarck > Quotes > Quotable Quote (?) “God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.” ― Otto von Bismarck Read more quotes from Otto von Bismarck Share this quote: Like Quote Recommend to friends Friends Who Liked This Quote To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up! 104 likes
Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck: Date de naissance: 1 er avril 1815: Lieu de naissance: Schönhausen Date de décès: 30 juillet 1898 (à 83 ans) Lieu de décès: Friedrichsruh (Empire allemand) Nationalité Prussienne Allemande: Conjoint Johanna von Puttkamer: Enfants Herbert von Bismarck Wilhelm von Bismarck Marie zu Rantzau Famille Maison ...