The New International Encyclopædia/Arnim, Harry, Count von

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ARNIM, Harry, Count von (1824-81). A German diplomat, born at Moitzelfitz, Pomerania. He studied law and entered the diplomatic service; was appointed ambassador to the Pope in 1864, and during the Vatican Council of 1869-70, as ambassador of the North German Confederation, supported the German bishops who opposed the dogma of infallibility. He was made a count in 1870, and during the next year took a prominent part in the negotiations preceding the Treaty of Frankfort. During 1872-74 he was ambassador to France, but as he was opposed to the policy of Bismarck, the latter secured his transfer to Constantinople, and a little later caused him to be arrested on the charge of stealing and publishing State documents from the German Embassy in Paris. For this he was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. But he escaped punishment by remaining outside of the empire, chiefly in Austria, where he published many pamphlets attacking Bismarck. He died at Nice.