See also:born at Berlin on the 16th of
See also:April 1817 . On completing his legal studies he entered the service of the state in 1837; and after holding a series of minor postswas transferred in 1848 to the
See also:ministry of commerce, which was to be the sphere of his real
See also:work . Both Germany and
See also:Austria had realized the influence of commercial upon
See also:political union . Delbriick in 1851 induced Hanover,
See also:Oldenburg and Schaumburg-
See also:Lippe to join the Zollverein; and the
See also:southern states, which had agreed to admit Austria to the union, found themselves forced in 1853 to renew the old union, from which Austria was excluded . Delbrick now began, with the support of Bismarck, to apply the principles of
See also:trade to Prussian fiscal policy . In 1862 he concluded an important commercial treaty with France . In 1867 he became the first
See also:president of the
See also:chancery of the
See also:North German
See also:Confederation, and represented Bismarck on the federal
See also:tariff council (Zollbundesrath), a position of political as well as fiscal importance owing to the presence in the council of representatives of the southern states . In 1868 he became a Prussian
See also:minister without
See also:portfolio . In
See also:October 187o, when the union of Germany under Prussian headship became a
See also:practical question, Delbruck was chosen to go on a
See also:mission to the South German states, and contributed greatly to the agreements concluded at
See also:Versailles in
See also:November . In 1871 he became president of the newly constituted Reichskanzleramt . Delbruck, however, began to feel himself uneasy under Bismarck's leanings towards
See also:protection and state
See also:control . On the introduction of Bismarck's plan for the acquisition of the
See also:railways by the state, Delbruck resigned
See also:office, nominally on the ground of
See also:health (
See also:June 1, 1876) .
In 1899 he opposed in' the Reichstag the new protectionist tariff, and on the failure of his efforts retired definitely from public life . In 1896 he received from theemperor the
See also:order of the Black Eagle . He died at Berlin on the 1st of
See also:February 1903 .
HANS DELBRUCK (1848— )
THEOPHILE DELCASSE (1852– )
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