Born on 1 April 1815 at Schonhausen Estate in Magdeburg Otto von Bismarck is charged undoubtedly one of the central figures in German history, not only of the 19th century. His power was to have recognized the political and social currents of his time and used talented and passionate about it as 'CEO of a purpose' (Hegel). Here lay the initially as a 'hothead' notorious not only amazing sense of direction, tactical finesse and flexibility of the day, but also Kuhle calculation, prudence and determination; Characteristics that distinguished him from most political actors of his origin layer and its time. By advocating revolutionary means and rose above the narrow-mindedness of the landowner milieu, he could make decisive contributions to the establishment of the small German nation-state afford its constitution and practice the standards of the liberal age corresponded, without denying the noble civil representatives the possibility of integration. Adapted from the source document.