Monday, 18 May 2015

Germany: Otto von Bismarck

Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898), known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890.

This card shows a photo of him taken in 1895 in Friedrichsruh. I bought this card from the Otto-von-Bismarck-Stiftung.

Because of his 200th birthday in 2015, the Deutsche Post issued a new stamp (0,62 EUR) (02-04-2015) and a special postmark showing his signature.

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