Michaelis, Georg
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Michaelis, Georg

(September 8, 1857, Haynau [Silesia] – July 24, 1936, Bad Saarow [district Fürstenwalde]), German politician (chancellor of the Reich and Prussian prime minister). As a doctor of law, the young Michaelis rapidly ascended the steps of the Prussian administrative bureaucracy. Having officiated as deputy district administrator in the Lower Silesian city of Liegnitz (current Legnica) from 1902 to 1909, he was then appointed undersecretary of state in the Prussian Treasury Department.

Following the outbreak of the war, he became chairman of the board of d…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Michaelis, Georg”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0395>
First published online: 2015



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