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Encyclopedia > Leo von Caprivi
Count Leo von Caprivi
Leo von Caprivi

In office
1890 – 1894
Preceded by Prince Bismarck
Succeeded by Prince Hohenlohe

Born February 24, 1831(1831-02-24)
Died February 6, 1899 (aged 67)
Political party None

Georg Leo Graf von Caprivi de Caprara de Montecuccoli (English: Count George Leo of Caprivi, Caprara, and Montecuccoli, born Georg Leo von Caprivi; February 24, 1831February 6, 1899) was a German major general and statesman, who succeeded Otto von Bismarck as Chancellor of Germany. Caprivi served as German Chancellor from March 1890 to October 1894. from german wp File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The head of government of Germany is called Chancellor (German: Kanzler). ... Bismarck redirects here. ... Prince Chlodwig Karl Victor zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (31 March 1819–6 July 1901) was a German statesman and Chancellor of the German Empire. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Bismarck redirects here. ... The head of government of Germany is called Chancellor (German: Kanzler). ...


Biography

Born in Charlottenburg at Berlin to a family of Italian and Slovenian origin, Caprivi entered the army in 1849 and served in the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, the latter as a corps Chief of Staff. From 1883 to 1888 he served as Chief of the Imperial Admiralty, a position in which he showed significant administrative talent. He was briefly appointed to the command of the Tenth Army Corps (stationed in Hanover), before being summoned to Berlin by Wilhelm II in February 1890. Caprivi was informed that he was the Kaiser's intended choice should Bismarck prove resistant to Wilhelm's proposed changes to the government, and upon Bismarck's dismissal on March 18, Caprivi became chancellor. Ironically he had said beforehand, "What jackass would dare to succeed Bismarck?" Location of Charlottenburg in Berlin Charlottenburg palace Charlottenburg is an area of Berlin within the borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... Combatants Austria, Saxony, Bavaria, Baden, Württemberg, Hanover and some minor German States (formerly as the German Confederation) Prussia, Italy, and some minor German States Strength 600,000 Austrians and German allies 500,000 Prussians and German allies 300,000 Italians Casualties 20,000 dead or wounded 37,000 dead... Combatants Second French Empire North German Confederation allied with South German states (later German Empire) Commanders Napoleon III François Achille Bazaine Patrice de Mac-Mahon, duc de Magenta Otto von Bismarck Helmuth von Moltke the Elder Strength 400,000 at wars beginning 1,200,000 Casualties 150,000... A corps (plural same as singular; a word that migrated from the French language, pronounced IPA: (cor), but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body) is either a large military unit or formation, an administrative grouping of troops within an army with a common function (such as artillery or... , Hanover(i) (German: , IPA: ), on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... German Emperor Wilhelm (born Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht, Prince of Prussia 27 January 1859–4 June 1941), was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (de: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. ...


Caprivi's administration was marked by what is known to historians as the "New Course" in both foreign and domestic policy, with moves towards conciliation of the Social Democrats on the domestic front, and towards a pro-British foreign policy, exemplified by the Zanzibar treaty of July 1890, in which the British ceded the island of Heligoland to Germany in exchange for control of Zanzibar. This led to animosity from the colonialist pressure-groups in Germany, while Caprivi's free trading policies led to opposition from conservative agrarian protectionists. He also managed to obtain the Caprivi Strip, which was added to German South West Africa, thus linking that territory with the Zambezi River. SPD redirects here. ... The Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty (German: Helgoland-Sansibar-Vertrag) was an 1890 agreement between the United Kingdom and the German Empire - hence also Anglo-German Agreement of 1890 - concerning mainly territorial interests in Africa. ... For the landscape in Norway, see Helgeland. ... Location: Caprivi, Namibia Area: 19,532km (7,541 mi ) Population: 79,852 (2001), 90,422 (1991) Capital: Katima Mulilo Time Zone: South African Standard Time: UTC+1 Caprivi, sometimes called the Caprivi Strip or Caprivi Region and formally known as Itenge, is a narrow protrusion of Namibia eastwards about 450km... Flag of German South West Africa German South-West Africa (German: Deutsch-Südwestafrika or DSWA) was a colony of Germany from 1884 to 1915, when it was taken over by South Africa and administered as South-West Africa, later becoming Namibia. ... Zambezi River in North Western Zambia The Zambezi (also spelled Zambesi) is a river in Southern Africa. ...


In 1892, following a legislative defeat on an educational bill, Caprivi resigned as Prussian Minister-President and replaced by Count Botho zu Eulenburg, leading to an untenable division of powers between the Chancellor and the Prussian premier, ultimately leading to the dismissal of both in 1894 and their succession by Prince Chlodwig of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst. The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prusai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia... Count Botho zu Eulenburg ( 1831 - 1912) was a Prussian statesman. ... Prince Chlodwig Karl Victor zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (31 March 1819–6 July 1901) was a German statesman and Chancellor of the German Empire. ...


Notes

  • Note regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.

For other uses, see Graf (disambiguation). ... This article is about the style or title of nobility. ... For other uses, see Graf (disambiguation). ...

External links

  • Die Reden des Grafen von Caprivi im deutschen Reichstage, preussischen Landtage und besondern Anllasen "Speeches of Count von Caprivi in the German Reichstag, Prissian Landtag, and other places" in German at google Books.


Preceded by
Otto von Bismarck
Prime Minister of Prussia
1890–1892
Succeeded by
Count Eulenburg
Chancellor of Germany
1890–1894
Succeeded by
Prince Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst

  Results from FactBites:
 
Leo von Caprivi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
Georg Leo Graf von Caprivi de Caprara de Montecuccoli (en: Count George Leo von Caprivi, Caprara, and Montecuccoli) (February 24, 1831–February 6, 1899) was a German major general and statesman, who succeeded Otto von Bismarck as Chancellor of Germany, serving between 1890 and 1894.
Caprivi entered the army in 1849, and served in the wars of 1866 and 1870, the latter as a corps Chief of Staff.
In 1892, following a legislative defeat on an educational bill, Caprivi was dismissed as Prussian Minister-President and replaced by Count Botho zu Eulenburg, leading to an untenable division of powers between the Chancellor and the Prussian premier, ultimately leading to the dismissal of both in 1894 and their succession by Prince Chlodwig of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst.
Caprivi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (423 words)
Caprivi, sometimes called the Caprivi Strip or Caprivi Region (in German: Caprivi-Zipfel) and formally known as Itenge, is a narrow protrusion of Namibia eastwards about 450km, between Botswana on the south, Angola and Zambia to the north, and Kavango.
Caprivi is bordered by the Cuando, Linyanti, Chobe and Zambezi Rivers.
Von Caprivi arranged for Caprivi to be annexed to German South-West Africa in order to give Germany access to the Zambezi River as part of the Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty.
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