Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Georg Friedrich Graf von Hertling

Georg Friedrich Graf von Hertling


Branch: Government
Born: 31 August 1843 in Darmstadt.
Died: 4 January 1919 in Ruhpolding.

7th Chancellor of the German Empire 1 November 1970 to 30 September 1918
18th Minister President of the Kingdom of Prussia 2 December 1917 to 3 October 1918
26th Minister President of the Kingdom of Bavaria 1912 to 1917


Personal Information:

Georg Friedrich Graf von Hertling was born on 31 August 1843 in Darmstadt and was educated at the universities off Munich and Berlin. In 1867 he became a lecturer at Bonn, and in 1880 he was chosen. Prof of philosophy at Munich. By this time he had entered political life, being elected a member of the Reichstag in 1875, and somewhat later, he entered the parliament, or diet of Bavaria.

In 1909 Georg von Hertling became leader of the Centre party in the Reichstag, and in 1912 he was made Premier Bavaria and Minister of foreign affairs. He was then made a count. Georg von Hertling was still holding these positions when in July 1917. He was asked to take Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg's place as Imperial Chancellor. Already an old man, he refused the offer, but in October it was repeated and he accepted office. His position with want and discontent increasing all around him, was one of great difficulty, but he held on until 30 September 1918, when he resigned.

He died for January 1919, leaving some reminiscences, which were published later in the same year. Earlier in life Georg von Hertling had written Aristotle, and Albertus Magnus.


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