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Otto von Bismarck

Born in 1815, died in 1898; entered Prussian Landtag in 1847; Ambassador to the Frankfurt Diet in 1851; Ambassador to Russia in 1859, and to France in 1862; Prussian Prime Minister in 1862; a leader in the Schleswig-Holstein War of 1864 and the Austrian War of 1866; Chancellor of the North German Confederation in 1867, and after the war with France, of the German Empire in 1871; presided at the Berlin Congress in 1878; resigned as Chancellor in 1890.