Leopold of Caprivi
He came from a family, presumably from the Austrian county of Gorizia , first mentioned in a document in the 16th century in the Gottscheer village Nesseltal (Koprivnik) in the Hornwald ( Lower Carniola ), who called themselves "Copriva von Reichsperg und Nesselthal" until the beginning of the 18th century ( Slovenian kopriva , "nettle"). His grandfather was the historian and poet Julius Leopold von Caprivi (1695–1768).
Caprivi married Emilie Köpke (1803–1871) in Berlin on May 19, 1830. From the marriage, the Prussian infantry general and Bismarck's successor to the Prussian count status, Chancellor Leo von Caprivi (1831–1899) and the Prussian lieutenant general Raimund von Caprivi (1840–1913) emerged.
- Gothaisches genealogical pocket book of the noble houses. The nobility born in Germany (primeval nobility). Part B: Noble houses of the German hereditary nobility, proven from the beginning of the 15th century to modern times. Vol. 33, 1941, , p. 77.
- Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume 1: Politicians. Sub-Volume 1: A-E. Winter, Heidelberg 1996, ISBN 3-8253-0339-X , p. 163.
- Acta Borussica Volume 5 (1858–1866) ( Memento from January 21, 2010 in the Internet Archive ).
|SURNAME||Caprivi, Leopold von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Caprivi, Julius Leopold Eduard von (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Prussian High Tribunal Councilor and Crown Syndicate|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 10, 1797|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 25, 1865|
|Place of death||Berlin|