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Kessler, Harry Graf
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Kessler, Harry Graf

(May 5, 1868, Paris – November 30, 1937, Lyon), German author, journalist, politician and diplomat. Kessler spent his childhood and youth in France, Germany and England. After studying law in Bonn and Leipzig, he fulfilled his one-year military obligation serving with the 3rd Guard Uhlan Regiment in Potsdam. Kessler did not enter the diplomatic service as originally planned, owing to his developing talents and interests. He served instead as a patron of the arts, supporting arti…

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Riederer, Günter, “Kessler, Harry Graf”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 08 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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