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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 origins in the upper class of Junker landowners, Bismarck rose rapidly in Prussian politics, and from 1862 to 1890 he was the minister president and foreign minister of Prussia. Before his rise to the executive, he was the Prussian ambassador to Russia and France and served in both houses of the Prussian Parliament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto von Bismarck has received more than 9,544,053 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 140 in 2019). Otto von Bismarck is the 23rd most popular politician (down from 21st in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Germany (down from 10th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 23 out of 15,577Before him are Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, Constantine the Great, Benito Mussolini, Tutankhamun, and Hannibal. After him are Hammurabi, Cicero, Mikhail Gorbachev, Attila, Hurrem Sultan, and Mao Zedong.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto von Bismarck ranks 12 out of 6,142Before him are Charlemagne (748), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), and Johannes Kepler (1571). After him are Max Weber (1864), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), and Albrecht Dürer (1471).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Otto von Bismarck ranks 2Before him are Charlemagne (748). After him are Angela Merkel (1954), Henry Kissinger (1923), Frederick the Great (1712), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Hermann Göring (1893), Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), Joseph Goebbels (1897), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904).