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  2. Otto von Bismarck - Wikipedia

    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 ).

  3. Otto von Bismarck | Biography, Significance ... - Britannica

    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.

  4. Otto von Bismarck - Biography, World Wars & Facts - HISTORY

    Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck was born April 1, 1815, at his family’s estate in the Prussian heartland west of Berlin. His father was a fifth-generation Junker (a Prussian landowning...

  5. Otto von Bismarck Facts | Britannica

    Otto von Bismarck, prime minister of Prussia (1862-73, 1873-90) and founder and first chancellor (1871-90) of the German Empire whose time in office took Prussia from the weakest of the five European powers to, as the unified German Empire, the foremost military and industrial power on the Continent.

  6. House of Bismarck - Wikipedia

    In 1815, the Prussian Junker family's most notable member, Otto von Bismarck, was born in the manor Schönhausen I. Prime Minister of Prussia since 1862, he gained the comital title of Bismarck-Schönhausen in 1865 and the hereditary princely status of a Fürst von Bismarck after the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, followed by the Proclamation of ...

  7. Otto Von Bismarck, Iron Chancellor Who Unified Germany -...

    Otto von Bismarck (April 1, 1818–July 30, 1898), a son of the Prussian aristocracy, unified Germany in the 1870s. And he actually dominated European affairs for decades through his brilliant and ruthless implementation of realpolitik, a system of politics based on practical, and not necessarily moral, considerations.

  8. Otto von Bismarck, The Man Who Unified Germany - HistoryExtra

    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.

  9. Who was Otto von Bismarck, the Founder of Modern Germany?

    Otto von Bismarck was born on April 1, 1815. He belonged to a noble family of Prussian Saxony heritage. His early efforts in his career would actually be focused on Prussian politics and not German politics due to this heritage. Bismarck grew up in comfort in Farther Pomerania, which was, at this time, a province of Prussia.

  10. READ: Bismarck and German Nationalism (article) | Khan Academy

    He had underestimated Bismarck's talent as a diplomat. Bismarck essentially tricked France into starting the war themselves, creating the illusion that Prussia was merely defending the German states. Bismarck turned the great powers of Europe against France and united the German states behind Prussia.

  11. TOP 25 QUOTES BY OTTO VON BISMARCK (of 114) | A-Z Quotes

    Otto von Bismarck War, Russia, Pieces 28 Copy quote A generation that has taken a beating is always followed by a generation that deals one. Otto von Bismarck Taken, Generations, Deals 170 Copy quote A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success. Otto von Bismarck