German student who made an attempt on the life of Prince Bismarck May 7, 1866, and on the following day committed suicide in prison. He was a stepson of the well-known radical Karl Blind, whose name he assumed. Blind-Cohen left a letter in which he stated that he had no accomplices. He declared Bismarck to be the worst enemy of German liberty, and expressed the hope that his own self-sacrifice might promote the welfare of Germany, as Orsini's attempt on the life of Napoleon III. had led to the liberation of Italy. Blind-Cohen was known as a young man of considerable talent. He spent the last few years of his life at an agricultural academy in Hohenheim, Württemberg. He was buried at the expense of his stepfather.

  • The Times, London, May 16, 1866;
  • North American Review, Dec. 1889.
S. P. Wi.
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