Otto von Bismarck

1815 - 1898

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Otto, Prince of Bismarck, Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg (German: Otto Fürst von Bismarck, Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen, Herzog zu Lauenburg, pronounced [ˈɔtoː fɔn ˈbɪsmaʁk] (listen); 1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898), born Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, was a conservative German statesman and diplomat. From his base in the upper class of Junker landowners, Bismarck rose rapidly in Prussian politics. He masterminded the unification of Germany in 1871 and served as its first chancellor until 1890, in which capacity he dominated European affairs for two decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto von Bismarck has received more than 8,742,019 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 138 in 2019). Otto von Bismarck is the 21st most popular politician (up from 22nd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Germany (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular German Politician.

Otto von Bismarck was the Chancellor of Germany from 1871 to 1890. He is most famous for unifying Germany and establishing the Second Reich.

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Among politicians, Otto von Bismarck ranks 21 out of 15,710Before him are Constantine the Great, Attila, Suleiman the Magnificent, Hannibal, Benito Mussolini, and Winston Churchill. After him are Mao Zedong, Tutankhamun, Ulysses S. Grant, Cicero, Commodus, and Umar.

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Among people born in 1815, Otto von Bismarck ranks 1After him are John Bosco, Ada Lovelace, George Boole, Karl Weierstrass, Otto of Greece, Adolph Menzel, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Thomas Couture, Ildefons Cerdà, Louis-Jules Trochu, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Among people deceased in 1898, Otto von Bismarck ranks 1After him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Lewis Carroll, Stéphane Mallarmé, Gustave Moreau, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charbel Makhlouf, Eugène Boudin, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Ivan Shishkin, William Ewart Gladstone, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto von Bismarck ranks 10 out of 5,289Before him are Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), and Albrecht Dürer (1471). After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Richard Wagner (1813), George Frideric Handel (1685), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), and Max Weber (1864).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Otto von Bismarck ranks 1After him are Henry Kissinger (1923), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Angela Merkel (1954), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Hermann Göring (1893), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Frederick the Great (1712).