Fürst Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, "der Eiserne Kanzler"

Fürst Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, "der Eiserne Kanzler"[1, 2]

Male 1815 - 1898  (83 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 31 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck 
    Prefix Fürst 
    Suffix "der Eiserne Kanzler" 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1 Apr 1815  Schönhausen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1898  Friedrichsruh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I164680  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Otto von Bismarck at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2009 

    Father Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand von Bismarck,   b. 13 Sep 1771, Schönhausen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1845, Schönhausen Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Wilhelmine Louise Mencke,   b. 24 Feb 1789, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Preussen, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1839, Berlin, DE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1806  Potsdam, Brandenburg, Preussen, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F66216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johanna Friederike Charlotte Dorothea Eleonore von Puttkamer,   b. 11 Apr 1824, Viartlum Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1894, Varzin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1847  Reinfeld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fürst Nikolaus Heinrich Ferdinand Herbert von Bismarck,   b. 28 Dec 1849, Berlin, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1904, Friedrichsruh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Graf Wilhelm Otto Albrecht von Bismarck,   b. 1 Aug 1852, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1901, Varzin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2007 
    Family ID F66215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck
    Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck
    "der Eiserne Kanzler"

  • Notes 
    • 15.9.1865 preuss.Graf, 21.3.1871 preuss.Fürst

      Architect of the German Empire. Credited with the 1871 unification of Germany.
      Warned against taking the provinces of Alsace-Lorraine from France after the 1870 Franco-Prussian War.
      Warned against the violation of Belgian neutrality as dictated by the Schlieffen Plan.
      Had difficulty winning approval of alliance with Austria-Hungary. Wilhelm I was worried it would offend Russia.
      Dismissed as Chancellor by Wilhelm II in Mar-1890.
      His legacy of alliances proved difficult for his successors to manage.

      "I am bored. The great things are done. The German Reich is made." Bismarck after the German unification of 1871
      "A generation that has taken a beating is always followed by a generation that deals one." Bismarck on France
      "Some damned foolish thing in the Balkans," Bismarck's prediction on what would provoke the next war
    • Wikipedia

  • Sources 
    1. [S5709] GHdA, Grafen A Bd. II, Bd. 10 der Gesamtreihe, Ehrenkrook, v., Hans Friedrich (Hauptbearbeiter), (C. A. Starke Verlag, Glücksburg Ostsee 1955), 534 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4081] Deutsche Geschichte in Ahnentafeln Bd. II, Dr. Heinrich Banniza von Bazan, Dr. Richard Müller, (Alfred Metzner Verlag Berlin 1942), Tafel A (Reliability: 3).


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