Bernhard von Bülow on Germany's “Place in the Sun”(1897)
About the Author
Bernhard von Bülow was born in 1849 in what at the time was the Danish-German duchy of Holstein; he was born into an aristocratic German family, but in the newly united Germany the family was not of the highest aristocratic order. Von Bülow graduated from law school at the University of Mainz in 1872, but he briefly left school in 1870 to fight in the Franco-Prussian War as an officer. Through his military pedigree, he achieved the highest social status in Germany, where he came into contact with the kaiser's social court. He was generally described as ingratiating,...
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