Hohenlohe, Chlodwig Karl Victor

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Hohenlohe, Chlodwig Karl Victor


(Prince Schillingfürst). Born Mar. 31, 1819, in Rotenburg; died July 6, 1901, in Ragaz. German statesman, diplomat, and large landowner.

From 1867 to 1870, Hohenlohe was Bavarian minister-president and minister of foreign affairs. From 1874 to 1875 he was German ambassador to France, and from 1885 to 1894 he was governor of Elsass-Lothringen (Alsace-Lorraine). Hohenlohe was chancellor and minister-president of Prussia from 1894 to 1900. His policies reflected the interests of the junkers and the monopolistic bourgeoisie, which was then being formed. He opposed the strike struggle of the workers and abolished universal suffrage in Saxony.

Hohenlohe brought about intensified Germanization of the Polish national minority. His government laid the foundation for the construction of a powerful navy, which contributed to sharpening conflicts between Germany and Great Britain. The foreign policy of the Hohenlohe government was characterized by colonial expansion and preparation for a war for the repartition of the world and establishment of Germany’s worldwide supremacy.


Denkwürdigkeiten der Reichskanzlerzeit. Stuttgart-Berlin, 1931.


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