Johanna von Puttkamer

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Johanna von Puttkamer
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Johanna von Puttkamer in 1855
Born Johanna Friederike Charlotte Dorothea Eleonore von Puttkamer
11 April 1824
Reinfeld, Farther Pomerania
Died 27 November 1894 (aged 70)
Nationality Prussian
Religion Lutheran
Spouse(s) Otto von Bismarck
Children Herbert von Bismarck
Wilhelm von Bismarck
Marie von Bismarck
Parents Heinrich von Puttkamer
Luitgarde Agnes von Glasenapp

Johanna Friederike Charlotte Dorothea Eleonore von Puttkamer (11 April 1824 – 27 November 1894) was a Prussian noblewoman, also known as Johanna von Bismarck. She was the sister of statesman Robert von Puttkamer.

She was born at Reinfeld into a conservative aristocratic family famed for its devoted pietism.[1] Her parents were Heinrich von Puttkamer and Luitgarde Agnes von Glasenapp. Johanna married German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck on 28 July 1847 in Alt-Kolziglow (modern Kołczygłowy) near Reinfeld. They had three children: two sons, Herbert (b. 1849) and Wilhelm (b. 1852), and one daughter, Marie (b. 1847). During the Franco-Prussian war she asked her husband Bismarck to murder all Frenchmen, including small children.[2]

Johanna died on 27 November 1894 in Varzin at the age of 70 years.


  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 2009
  2. ^ Guerrilla Warfare: A Historical and Critical Study page 86,Walter Laqueur, 1976

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