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Overview (5)

Born in Schönhausen, Jerichow II, Province of Saxony, Prussia [now Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany]
Died in Friedrichsruh, Aumühle, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Birth NameOtto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck
Nickname The Iron Chancellor
Height 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Otto von Bismarck was born on April 1, 1815 in Schönhausen, Jerichow II, Province of Saxony, Prussia as Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck. He was a writer, known for Film socialisme (2010). He was married to Johanna von Puttkamer. He died on July 30, 1898 in Friedrichsruh, Aumühle, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Spouse (1)

Johanna von Puttkamer (28 July 1847 - 27 November 1894) ( her death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (7)

Chancellor of Germany 1862-1890.
Children: Countess Marie von Bismarck-Schönhausen, born 1847; Herbert, Prince von Bismarck, born 1849; and Count Wilhelm von Bismarck-Schönhausen, born 1852.
Count von Bismarck-Schönhausen (1865), Prince von Bismarck (1871) and Duke von Lauenburg ad personam (1890).
His great-great-grandson, Count Carl-Eduard von Bismarck-Schönhausen (Carl Eduard von Bismarck), was the former husband of actress Laura Harring.
Great-great-grandfather of Gottfried von Bismarck and Carl Eduard von Bismarck.
Great-grandfather of Gunilla Gräfin v. Bismarck.
A photographic subject of Franz Hanfstaengl.

Personal Quotes (3)

Not through speeches and majority decisions are the great questions of the day decided but by iron and blood.
Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.
Political genius consists of hearing the distant hoofbeat of the horses of history and then leaping to catch the passing horseman by the coattails.

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