Karl Heinrich von Boetticher

Intro German politician
A.K.A. Karl Heinrich von Bötticher
Was Lawyer Politician
From Germany
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 6 January 1833, Szczecin, Kingdom of Prussia
Death 6 March 1907, Naumburg (Saale), Germany (aged 74 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Free Conservative Party, German Conservative Party

Karl Heinrich von Boetticher (6 January 1833 – 6 March 1907) was a German conservative statesman. He served as Secretary of the Interior (1880–1897), and Vice Chancellor of Germany (1881–1897).


Born in Stettin in Pomerania, the son of a judge, Boetticher studied law in the University of Würzburg and the University of Berlin. He was governor of Schleswig in 1876. In 1878 he became a member of the Reichstag for the Free Conservative Party. In 1879, he was lieutenant general of the province of Schleswig-Holstein. In 1880 he succeeded Karl von Hofmann as Secretary of the Interior of the German Empire. In 1881, he also became vice chancellor in Bismarck's cabinet. He held both positions until 1897. As the representative of Chancellor Bismarck, Boetticher introduced numerous social reforms, and the enactment of the invalid and old-age insurance laws in 1889 was due principally to his energy and executive ability.

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