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Born to be wild

Astragal would like to draw attention to the passing of the inimitable Count Gottfried von Bismarck. A famous hellraiser, wit, gadabout and aristocratic ne’er-do-well, the 44-year-old passed away last week. Von Bismarck was the great-great grandson of Otto von Bismarck who – as scholars and moustache-afficionados will know – was the man who brought into birth a unified Germany. He had habits that make Astragal’s night-time excursions look tame, and a run of unfortunate events dogged his colourful life – of which more here . We can but raise a (crystal) glass to dear old Gottfried…

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