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Definition of the noun iron chancellor

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  1. German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)


Who is Iron Chancellor?

Iron Chancellor a.k.a. Otto von Bismarck: Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership. With that accomplished by 1871 he skillfully used balance of power diplomacy to preserve German hegemony in a Europe which, despite many disputes and war scares, remained at peace. For historian Eric Hobsbawm, it was Bismarck, who "remained undisputed world champion at the game of multilateral diplomatic chess for almost twenty years after 1871, [and] devoted himself exclusively, and successfully, to maintaining peace between the powers.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

Iron Chancellor the nickname of the German statesman Otto von Bismarck (1815–98), Chancellor of the German Empire ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

Hence Bismarck was called the Iron Chancellor and Margaret Thatcher the Iron Lady. isle see aisle islet see eyelet issue This is a common word, and one rarely thinks how many different uses it possesses, conceptually linked though most of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

Iron Chancellor (Bismarck) ; Iron Duke (Wellington); iron horse (railway engine); Jeames (footman); Jehu (cabman); jolly Roger (black flag); Kingmaker (Warwick) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914: A-K (2008)

by Carl Cavanagh Hodge

Known as the "Iron Chancellor," Otto von Bismarck was a European statesman, the architect of German unification, and the first Chancellor of the German Empire .

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

Iron Chancellor see BISMARCK2. ironclad 7adjective covered or protected with iron. 2impossible to contradict, weaken, or change: an ironclad guarantee. 7noun historical a 19th-century warship with armour plating. Iron Cross 7noun the ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Iron Butterfly Imelda mauldos Marcos Iron Chancellor Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen—first chancellor of German Empire Iron Charles Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus) Iron City Bessemer, Alabama and Pittsburgh, ...

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