Carl-Eduard von Bismarck

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Carl-Eduard von Bismarck
Born Carl-Eduard Otto Wolfgang Jayme Anders Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen
(1961-02-16) February 16, 1961 (age 56)
Zurich, Switzerland
Nationality  Germany
Spouse(s) Laura Harring (1987-1989)
Celia Demaurex (1997-2004)
Nathalie Bariman (2004-2014)[1][2]
Alessandra Silvestri-Lévy (2016-)[3]
Children 2
Parent(s) Prince Ferdinand von Bismarck
Countess Elisabeth Lippens

Carl-Eduard Otto Wolfgang Jayme Anders Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen (born February 16, 1961 in Zurich) is a German politician (CDU).

Background and education[edit]

Bismarck is the eldest grandson of the CDU politician Otto Christian Archibald, Prince von Bismarck, the great-grandson of Herbert, Prince von Bismarck and the great-great-grandson of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.

Between 1989 and 1992, he worked for the company Investor Treuhand in Düsseldorf. Since 1993 he has worked for the Princely Bismarck Administration (Fürstlich von Bismarck'schen Verwaltung) in Friedrichsruh.

Political career[edit]

Bismarck became a member of the CDU in 1995, and was elected vice-chairman of the CDU in Lauenburg in 1999 (his ancestor, Otto von Bismarck, had been the nominal Duke of Lauenburg in the 1890s). When Peter Harry Carstensen became Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Bismarck replaced him in the Bundestag, the German parliament. In the 2005 federal election, he won his constituency with a plurality (44.4%) of the vote.

He resigned his mandate on December 19, 2007.[4] If he had resigned in January, as planned, he would have been eligible for a pension, inciting more criticism.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New York Post: German nobleman sued in NY court for $2.5M in unpaid child support". Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Pancevski, Bojan (2013-12-13). "Bad blood sinks the Bismarcks". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Heimliche Hochzeit" [Secret marriage] (in German). Gala. June 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Von Bismarck tritt zurück - CDU erleichtert, 20.12.2007