Otto von Bismarck dies

On July 30, 1898, Otto von Bismarck died at age 83 in Germany. Bismarck served as Prime Minister of Prussia until German unification in 1873. He then served as the first Chancellor of the German Empire. Bismarck is perhaps best remembered for engineering the unification of Germany, but he was also responsible for the creation of the German social welfare system.

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