Carl Peters

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Carl Peters (27 September 1856 – 10 September 1918), was a German colonial ruler, explorer, politician and author and a major promoter of the establishment of the German colony of East Africa (part of the modern republic Tanzania).wikipedia
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German East Africa

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Carl Peters (27 September 1856 – 10 September 1918), was a German colonial ruler, explorer, politician and author and a major promoter of the establishment of the German colony of East Africa (part of the modern republic Tanzania).
The colony began when Carl Peters, an adventurer who founded the Society for German Colonization, signed treaties with several native chieftains on the mainland opposite Zanzibar.

German colonial empire

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Carl Peters (27 September 1856 – 10 September 1918), was a German colonial ruler, explorer, politician and author and a major promoter of the establishment of the German colony of East Africa (part of the modern republic Tanzania).
In eastern Africa the imperialist and "man-of-action" Karl Peters accumulated vast tracts of land for his colonization group, "emerging from the bush with X-marks [affixed by unlettered tribal chiefs] on documents ... for some 60 thousand square miles of the Zanzibar Sultanate’s mainland property."

Society for German Colonization

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When he returned to Berlin he initiated the Society for German Colonization (Gesellschaft für Deutsche Kolonisation) pressure group for the acquisition of colonies.
The Society for German Colonization (Gesellschaft für Deutsche Kolonisation, GfdK) was founded on 28 March 1884 in Berlin by Carl Peters.

Abushiri revolt

resulted in some unrestrevolt along the coastThe Germans were almost driven out of the area in 1888
Meanwhile, the power of his company had ended when the coastal population rebelled in the Abushiri Revolt against the implementation of the lease agreement between the Sultan and the Germans.
In late 1884, an expedition of the Society for German Colonization, led by Carl Peters, had reached Zanzibar and made the local chiefs on the opposite mainland sign "protection contracts" promising vast areas to his organisation.

Amt Neuhaus

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He was born at Neuhaus an der Elbe in the Kingdom of Hanover, the son of a Lutheran clergyman.

German East Africa Company

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Returning to Europe early during 1885, he formed the German East Africa Company.
Carl Peters was born on September 27, 1856, in Hanover, Germany.

Heinrich von Treitschke

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Peters studied history and philosophy at the universities of Göttingen and Tübingen, and at the Humboldt University of Berlin as a student of Heinrich von Treitschke.
Treitschke's students included Heinrich Class, Hans Delbrück, W. E. B. Du Bois, Otto Hintze, Max Lenz, Erich Marcks, Friedrich Meinecke, Karl Peters, Gustav Schnürer, Georg Simmel and Friedrich von Bernhardi.

Reichskommissar

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During 1891 he went out again to East Africa as Reichskommissar (Imperial High Commissioner) for the Kilimanjaro Region in Moshi, however subordinate to Wissmann, and during 1892 was one of the commissioners for delimiting the Anglo-German boundary with the British East Africa Company in that region.
* in Tanganyika, the area acquired on 17 February 1885 by Carl Peters for the Deutsche Ostafrikanische Gesellschaft (DOAG, 'German East African Company', that was initially under an Administrator: 27 May 1885 – 8 February 1888 Karl Peters), since the proclamation of the German East African protectorate (7 May 1885 – 1 July 1890) over Witu in Kenya; contested by Britain; on 28 April 1888 Germany obtains a lease of the coastal strip from the Sultan of Zanzibar), a single Reichskommissar is appointed (8 February 1888 – 21 February 1891: Hermann von Wissmann (b.

Carl Engel (musicologist)

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Instead of adopting the career of a teacher, Peters after his studies relocated to London where he resided in the house of his recently widowed maternal uncle Carl Engel on Addison Road.
One of his nephews (a son of his sister Elisabeth) was Carl Peters (1856-1918).

Pan-German League

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He also endorsed the foundation of the Alldeutscher Verband in protest against the Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty.
In 1886, Dr. Carl Peters unofficially had created a "German League" under which many national organizations converged.

Carl Peters (film)

Carl Peters1941 film of the same name
A propaganda movie Carl Peters by Herbert Selpin was released during 1941, featuring Hans Albers.
Albers portrays the titular German colonial leader, as well as Bayume Mohamed Husen as his native guide.

Heligoland–Zanzibar Treaty

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On reaching Zanzibar he learned that his efforts were useless, as on 1 July 1890 the Heligoland–Zanzibar Treaty between Germany and the UK had been signed, whereby Uganda was left as an area of British influence and Peters' agreement with Mwanga became null and void.
After the 1884 Berlin Conference, Germany had already lost the "Scramble for Africa": the German East Africa Company under Carl Peters had acquired a strip of land on the Tanganyikan coast (leading to the 1888 Abushiri Revolt), but had never had any control over the islands of the Zanzibar sultanate; the Germans gave away no vital interest.

Afrikanisches Viertel

For example, Petersallee in the Afrikanisches Viertel in Berlin was originally named after Carl Peters, but was rededicated during 1986 to Hans Peters, a member of the anti-Nazi resistance.
These include Afrikanische Straße, Damara Straße, Dualastraße, Ghanastraße, Guineastraße, Kameruner Straße, Kongostraße, Lüderitzstraße, Mohasistraße, Otawistraße, Petersallee, Sambesistraße, Sansibarstraße, Senegalstraße, Swakopmunder Straße, Tangastraße, Togostraße, Transvaalstraße, Ugandastraße, Usambarastraße, and Windhuker Straße, along with Nachtigalplatz.

Tanzania

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Carl Peters (27 September 1856 – 10 September 1918), was a German colonial ruler, explorer, politician and author and a major promoter of the establishment of the German colony of East Africa (part of the modern republic Tanzania).

Social Darwinism

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A proponent of Social Darwinism and the Völkisch philosophy, his attitude towards the indigenous population made him one of the most controversial colonizers even during his lifetime.

Völkisch movement

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A proponent of Social Darwinism and the Völkisch philosophy, his attitude towards the indigenous population made him one of the most controversial colonizers even during his lifetime.

Elbe

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He was born at Neuhaus an der Elbe in the Kingdom of Hanover, the son of a Lutheran clergyman.

Kingdom of Hanover

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He was born at Neuhaus an der Elbe in the Kingdom of Hanover, the son of a Lutheran clergyman.

Lutheranism

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He was born at Neuhaus an der Elbe in the Kingdom of Hanover, the son of a Lutheran clergyman.

University of Göttingen

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Peters studied history and philosophy at the universities of Göttingen and Tübingen, and at the Humboldt University of Berlin as a student of Heinrich von Treitschke.

University of Tübingen

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Peters studied history and philosophy at the universities of Göttingen and Tübingen, and at the Humboldt University of Berlin as a student of Heinrich von Treitschke.

Humboldt University of Berlin

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Peters studied history and philosophy at the universities of Göttingen and Tübingen, and at the Humboldt University of Berlin as a student of Heinrich von Treitschke.

Treaty of Venice

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During 1879 he was awarded a gold medal by the Frederick William University for his dissertation concerning the 1177 Treaty of Venice and habilitated with a treatise concerning Arthur Schopenhauer.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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During 1879 he was awarded a gold medal by the Frederick William University for his dissertation concerning the 1177 Treaty of Venice and habilitated with a treatise concerning Arthur Schopenhauer.

London

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Instead of adopting the career of a teacher, Peters after his studies relocated to London where he resided in the house of his recently widowed maternal uncle Carl Engel on Addison Road.