Short Biography of Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck was a 19th century German statesman who played a key role in the unification of Germany. He served as the Chancellor of Prussia from 1862 to 1890 and as the first Chancellor of the German Empire from 1871 to 1890. Bismarck is known for his strong, authoritarian leadership and his use of realpolitik (pragmatic, rather than ideological, politics) to achieve his goals. He is often referred to as the "Iron Chancellor" for his role in the creation of the German Empire and his ability to maintain stability in Europe during his tenure.