Caprivi, Count Leo von

Caprivi, Count Leo von
   Otto von Bismarck ’s successor as German chancellor, serving from 1890 to 1894. Born to a family of Slovenian origin in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Caprivi served as an army officer in the wars of 1866 and 1870–1871 and as Chief of the Admiralty, 1882–1886. His basically sound policies of rapprochement and colonial agreements with Britain, replacing protectionism with bilateral commercial treaties, and cautious domestic reform earned him severe criticism from contemporaries, especially for his decision not to renew the 1887 Reassurance Treaty with Russia, regarded as one of Bismarck’s most important achievements. In the Zanzibar Treaty of 1890, he secured from Britain German control of Heligoland in the North Sea in exchange for British control of Zanzibar off the coast of German East Africa, which prompted howls of protest from colonial pressure groups.
    Berghahn, Volker Rolf. Imperial Gremany, 1871-1914: Economy, Society, Culture and Politics. Providence: Berghahn Books, 1994.

Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Leo von Caprivi — Count Leo von Caprivi Chancellor of Germany  German Empire …   Wikipedia

  • Caprivi, (Georg) Leo, count von — born Feb. 24, 1831, Berlin Charlottenburg, Prussia died Feb. 6, 1899, near Crossen an der Oder, Ger. German soldier and politician. A distinguished soldier, he served as chief of the admiralty (1883–88). He succeeded Otto von Bismarck as Germany… …   Universalium

  • von — /von/; Ger. /fawn/, unstressed /feuhn/, prep. from; of (used in German and Austrian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin and later to indicate nobility): Paul von Hindenburg. * * * (as used in expressions) Friedrich Leopold… …   Universalium

  • count — count1 /kownt/, v.t. 1. to check over (the separate units or groups of a collection) one by one to determine the total number; add up; enumerate: He counted his tickets and found he had ten. 2. to reckon up; calculate; compute. 3. to list or name …   Universalium

  • Leo — /lee oh/, n., gen. Leonis /lee oh nis/ for 1. 1. Astron. the Lion, a zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus. 2. Astrol. a. the fifth sign of the zodiac: the fixed fire sign. See illus. under zodiac. b …   Universalium

  • Caprivi, Leo, Graf von — ▪ German chancellor born February 24, 1831, Berlin Charlottenburg died February 6, 1899, near Crossen an der Oder, Germany [now Krosno, Poland]  distinguished soldier who was Bismarck s successor as Germany s imperial chancellor during 1890–94.… …   Universalium

  • Caprivi Strip — /kəˈprivi/ (say kuh preevee) noun a long, narrow strip of land in northern Namibia bordered by Angola and Zambia. 483 km long. {named after Leo, Count von Caprivi, 1831–99, German soldier and statesman} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Otto von Bismarck — Not to be confused with Otto Christian Archibald von Bismarck. Otto von Bismarck Otto von Bismarck in August 1890 1st Chancellor of the German Empire …   Wikipedia

  • Holstein, Friedrich von — ▪ German statesman Introduction byname  The Gray Eminence  German  Die Graue Eminenz  born April 24, 1837, Schwedt an der Oder, Pomerania died May 8, 1909, Berlin, Germany       the most influential German foreign policymaker from 1890 to 1909,… …   Universalium

  • Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk — Johann Ludwig Graf Schwerin von Krosigk Leading Minister of the German Reich In office 1 May – 23 May 1945 President Karl D …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”