Otto von Bismarck


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Otto von Bismarck: bismark, Wilhelm I
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Otto von Bismarck - German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)Otto von Bismarck - German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
References in periodicals archive ?
As Otto von Bismarck once said, "Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.
It would not be wrong to say that after its unification in 1871 under the leadership of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck - many of Germany's so-called friends remained busy to harm Germany in one way or the other.
GERMANY'S 19th-century statesman Otto von Bismarck was nicknamed the Iron Chancellor because of his steadfast will.
Laws and sausages, Otto von Bismarck said, are two things people should not see being made, and the tax break sausage could not have been made without a couple of pieces of political roadkill.
Yet, had it not been for Kohl at Germany's helm for 16 years - a tenure exceeded only by Otto von Bismarck - history might have turned out differently.
In 1884, Prince Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, instituted the first modern program of socialized medicine.
This original formulation, distinct from later uses in both Germany and the Anglosphere, was a creature of its time and place: a disunited Germany torn between the liberal impulses of the 1848 revolutions and the conservatism of its traditional ruling class, as personified by Otto von Bismarck.
Doosan Portable Power wears the equally if not more enobled mantle of Ingersoll Rand's air compressor history, which dates back to 1871 - the same year Otto von Bismarck became the chancellor of Germany and The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria, or, for the sake of another industry example, tyre and part company Continental AG was also founded.
BORN CLARENCE Seedorf, Dutch footballer, 1976 OTTO Von Bismarck, German statesman, 1815 ALI MacGraw, US actress, 1939, above DIED SCOTT Joplin, US ragtime composer, 1917 MARVIN Gaye, US soul singer, 1984, above JOHN Forsythe, US actor, 2010
In 1862, Otto von Bismarck was appointed chancellor of Prussia and set about harnessing the new Germanic nationalism for its own purposes, so that Prussia would become the preeminent German state.
These accusations were an important part of the argument that sustained the 'anti-socialist' laws approved by Otto von Bismarck.
But FDR didn't come up with that idea; the retirement age of 65 was first established in Germany under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who set it as a mandatory retirement age for railroad workers, primarily for safety reasons.