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Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898)

Bismarck, Otto Edward Leopold von (biz’märk). A German statesman; born at Schönhausen, April 1, 1815; died on July 30, 1898. He was a member of the United Diet, 1847; ambassador at St. Petersburg, 1859; ambassador at Paris, 1862; premier of Prussia, 1862 to 1866; and chancellor of the German Empire from its inception in 1870 to 1890. He holds a place in literature through the volume of ‘Bismarck’s Letters,’ and through his State papers, a series of which appears in Hahn’s ‘Fürst Bismarck.’ His papers on economic and sociologic subjects are published by Poschinger, ‘Bismarck als Volkswirth.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).