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Hertling, Georg Graf von
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Hertling, Georg Graf von

(August 31, 1843, Darmstadt – January 4, 1919, Ruhpolding), German politician (Reich chancellor). Born into an old-established Hessian Catholic civil service family, Hertling originally wanted to become a priest, but in 1867 he gained his doctorate in philosophy at Bonn. In 1875 he was elected to the Reichstag for the Center Party. As a member of the Reichstag until 1890, and again from 1896 to 1912, he was a committed advocate of the political implementation of the tenets o…

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Hagenlücke, Heinz, “Hertling, Georg Graf von”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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