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Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck
Otto von Bismarck
Bismarck, Otto von,
1815 – 1898,
conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890 and was the first Chancellor...
Portrait of Otto von Bismarck as a Young Man
Prince Bismarck in the Bundesrat
Otto von Bismarck
Portrait of Otto von Bismarck
The Congress of Berlin
Bismarck  with William I German Emperor
William I, German Emperor in Baden-Baden
Bismarck in Front of Berlin City Palace
We Germans fear nothing but God in this world!
William I and Bismarck in Babelsberg
Bismarck / Armistice Negotiation 1870/1
Bismarck After the Plenary Meeting at the Reichstag on 6 February
Kaiser Wilhelm II Welcoming Bismark to Berlin
We Germans fear God, no one else in the world!
Napoleon III and Bismarck after the Battle of Sedan
Bismarck and Pope Pius IX Playing Chess
Otto von Bismarck and Pope Leo XIII
Meeting of the Three Emperors in Berlin
The Improved Solar System
Bismarck's Nightmare with Death Thanking Him
William's Excursion
The arrow is aimed at the Social Democrats (...)
Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)
July 30, 2023 - 125th anniversary of death

Bismarck - a man of many faces

Bismarck is remembered as the "Iron Chancellor" and shaped the fate of Prussia and that of the German Empire founded in 1871 like no other politician before him. A conservative revolutionary, Bismarck made his mark on the history of Europe in the second half of the 19th Century. He might have been an aggressor in his efforts to see Germany united, repressive in his dealings with Catholics and the workers' movements but he was also a social reformer. His laws for the creation of social insurance such as health insurance in 183, accident insurance in 1884 and a state pension in 1889 are the cornerstones of the modern state.

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