Bismarck, Johanna von (1824–1894)

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Bismarck, Johanna von (1824–1894)

German wife of Bismarck. Name variations: Johanna von Puttkamer Bismarck. Born Johanna von Puttkamer, April 11, 1824, in Viartlum, Pommern; died Nov 27, 1894, in Varzin, Pommern; m. Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), 1st German Chancellor, 1847; children: Maria (b. 1848), Herbert (b. 1849), and Wilhelm (b. 1851).

Had little interest in politics and was not ambitious, but provided husband with an emotionally secure household for over 40 years.