[Germany] [Otto von Bismarck] Statesmen No. 66."The ablest statesman in Europe." [Count Otto von Bismarck.]
Chromolithograph, image 305 x 190mm. 12 x 7½".
Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg, Prince of Bismarck (1815 – 1898), Prussian statesman. As Minister-President of Prussia from 1862–90, he oversaw the unification of Germany. From 1867 on, he was Chancellor of the North German Confederation. When the second German Empire was formed in 1871, he served as its first Chancellor and practiced Realpolitik, which gained him the nickname "Iron Chancellor". With original biographical text from the magazine attached to verso. Numbered 'No. 102.' lower left.
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