Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff
Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany (born in the United Kingdom)
Date of Birth: 1862
Date of Death: 1939
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Lutheran
Occupation: Diplomat
Spouse: Jeanne Luckemeyer
Children: Christian and Luise
Political Party: German Democratic Party
Political Office(s): Ambassador to the United States
Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
Reichstag member
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): American Front
Type of Appearance: Direct
Political Office(s): Ambassador to the United States
Johann Heinrich Graf von Bernstorff (14 November 1862 – 6 October 1939) was the German ambassador to the United States and Mexico from 1908 to 1917. He was a central figure in wartime espionage and was involved in a number of sabotage acts and plots to hamper the Entente in World War I.

After the war, Bernstorff retired to Germany. With the rise of the Nazi Party, Bernstorff left Germany for Switzerland, where he died in 1939.

Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff in Southern Victory

Count Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff was the German ambassador to the United States during the Great War. In 1915, he took part in the Remembrance Day Parade in New York City along with US President Theodore Roosevelt.[1]


  1. American Front, chapter 12.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hermann Freiherr Speck von Sternburg
German Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Period of Vacancy, then
Karl Lang

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