Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chlodwig Karl Viktor, Fürst zu

Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chlodwig Karl Viktor, Fürst zu

(klōt`vĭkh kärl vĭk`tôr fürst tso͞o hō`ənlō'ə-shĭl`ĭngsfürst), 1819–1901, German chancellor (1894–1900). As premier of Bavaria (1866–70), he favored German unification, and in 1871 he entered the service of the German Empire and became one of Bismarck's staunchest supporters. He was ambassador to Paris (1874–80) and governor of Alsace-Lorraine (1885–94). Succeeding Leo von Caprivi as chancellor in 1894, he delegated most of his duties to his cabinet, especially the foreign secretaries Marschall von Bieberstein and Bernhard von BülowBülow, Bernhard Heinrich Martin, Fürst von
, 1849–1929, German chancellor. He held many diplomatic posts before he became, through the influence of Friedrich von Holstein, foreign secretary in 1897 and succeeded Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst as chancellor in
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. The latter succeeded Hohenlohe when he retired in 1900.

Bibliography

See his memoirs (tr. 1906).

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