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Riezler, Kurt
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Riezler, Kurt

(February 11, 1882, Munich – September 6, 1955, Munich), German diplomat. After studying philosophy and ancient history in Munich, and gaining his doctorate in 1905, in 1906 Riezler entered the Prussian Foreign Ministry as a press officer. Using the pseudonym Ruedorffer, he wrote a well-received book on the essential features of contemporary world politics in which he declared his belief that Germany should pursue and exercise the status of a world power. In relatively stark contrast with the conceptions of the “Pan-German…

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Beckers, Thomas, “Riezler, Kurt”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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