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Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg

1856 - 1921

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Theobald Theodor Friedrich Alfred von Bethmann Hollweg (29 November 1856 – 1 January 1921) was a German politician who was the chancellor of the German Empire from 1909 to 1917. He oversaw the German entry into World War I. According to biographer Konrad H. Jarausch, a primary concern for Bethmann in July 1914 was the steady growth of Russian power, and the growing closeness of the British and French military collaboration. Under these circumstances he decided to run what he considered a calculated risk to back Vienna in a local small-scale war against Serbia, while risking a major war with Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg has received more than 345,665 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg is the 1,837th most popular politician (up from 2,353rd in 2019), the 513th most popular biography from Germany (up from 646th in 2019) and the 140th most popular Politician.

Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg was the Imperial German Chancellor from 1909 to 1917. He is most famous for his role in the July Crisis of 1914, which led to the start of World War I.

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Among politicians, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg ranks 1,837 out of 15,577Before him are Songtsen Gampo, François Grimaldi, Karl Hermann Frank, James IV of Scotland, Ernest, Duke of Austria, and Benazir Bhutto. After him are Emperor Hui of Han, Alexios II Komnenos, Teia, Jean Parisot de Valette, Edward the Martyr, and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1856, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg ranks 16Before him are Robert Peary, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Emil Kraepelin, Georgi Plekhanov, Tongzhi Emperor, and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. After him are Ivan Franko, Svetozar Boroević, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Robert Nivelle, John Singer Sargent, and Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli. Among people deceased in 1921, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg ranks 13Before him are Alfred Hermann Fried, Carl Menger, John Boyd Dunlop, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Talaat Pasha, and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. After him are Nicholas I of Montenegro, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Antoni Grabowski, Alexander Blok, Engelbert Humperdinck, and William II of Württemberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg ranks 513 out of 6,142Before him are Erich Kästner (1899), Otto Carius (1922), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503), and Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804). After him are Franz Brentano (1838), Franz Bopp (1791), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), Heinrich Mann (1871), Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774), and Rabanus Maurus (780).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg ranks 140Before him are Louis the Child (893), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Werner von Fritsch (1880), Julia Drusilla (16), and John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1503). After him are Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Thomas Bach (1953), Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), and Ananda Mahidol (1925).