Curtius, Julius


Curtius, Julius

▪ German statesman
born Feb. 7, 1877, Duisburg, Ger.
died Nov. 10, 1948, Heidelberg

      German statesman, foreign minister of the Weimar Republic (1929–31).

      Following the completion of his legal studies at Berlin, Curtius became a lawyer at Duisburg in 1905 but moved to Heidelberg in 1911. After distinguishing himself in World War I, he served until 1921 as city councillor at Heidelberg, at the same time continuing his law practice, especially as an industrial counsel. As a member of the German People's Party (Deutsche Volkspartei), he sat in the Weimar Reichstag (national parliament) from 1920 to 1932 and in 1926 was named economics minister for the republic. After the death of the foreign minister, Gustav Stresemann, in 1929, Curtius succeeded to the foreign office. As executor of the policies of his predecessor, he pressed for readjustment of war reparations and for foreign evacuation of the Rhineland; but his qualified support of the new reparations settlement—the Young Plan (1929)—won him the ill will of the German right-wing parties. His subsequent attempt to forge an Austro-German customs union elicited strong international disapproval, especially from France, and the official condemnation of this plan by the Permanent Court of International Justice was followed shortly by his resignation (October 1931).

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Universalium. 2010.

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