Otto von Bismarck

Standard Name: Bismarck, Otto von


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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth von Arnim
Henning, a recent widower fifteen years older than his bride, was the only son of Graf Harry Kurt Edward von Arnim, a German ambassador who had been exiled from Germany by Bismarck because of political...
Family and Intimate relationships Mathilde Blind
In the same year that MB 's stepfather came under attack by the Prussian government, her brother, Ferdinand Cohen Blind , made an assassination attempt on the Prussian Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck .
“Jewish Encyclopedia”.
Garnett, Richard, and Mathilde Blind. “Memoir”. The Poetical Works of Mathilde Blind, edited by Arthur Symons and Arthur Symons, T. Fisher Unwin, 1900, pp. 1 - 43.
Textual Production Elinor Glyn
She had first been commissioned to write these articles in 1915.
Glyn, Anthony. Elinor Glyn. Hutchinson, 1968.
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Hardwick, Joan. Addicted to Romance: The Life and Adventures of Elinor Glyn. Andre Deutsch, 1994.
One of her important assignments was to report on German wartime abuses. She interviewed victims of such abuse, as well as...


2 January 1861
William I became King of Prussia when Frederick William IV died.
September 1862
The Prussian government called in the conservative Otto von Bismarck —then Prussian Ambassador at Paris—as prime minister.
Germany and Denmark again clashed over the Schleswig-Holstein Duchies.
Later 1864
To preclude occupation by the German Confederation of the Schleswig-Holstein Duchies (lying between Denmark and Prussia, ruled by Denmark), Bismarck led an alliance of Prussia and Austria, which defeated Denmark in the summer.
15 June 1866
The Austro-Prussian or Seven Weeks' War broke out (deliberately provoked by Bismarck ) between Prussia and Italy on one side and Austria and a number of minor German states on the other.
19 July 1870
Napoleon III declared war on Prussia, initiating the Franco-Prussian War.
Early 1871
With the support of both a parliament elected by universal male suffrage and German liberals, Bismarck became the Chancellor of a united German Empire.
29 January 1871
Paris capitulated to the Prussians who had been besieging it since the previous September. Political opinion in the city was fiercely divided and food was running short.
Bismarck persuaded Russia and Austria to join with Germany in forming the League of the Three Emperors a plan announced the previous year.
March 1890
William II of Germany dismissed Bismarck from the position of Chancellor.