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Wal·ther [vahl-tuhr] /ˈvɑl tər/,1867–1922, German industrialist, writer, and statesman.

Example sentences from the Web for rathenau

  • Few men are more respected there, and few have more influence than such men as Ballin and Rathenau and others.

    Germany and the Germans |Price Collier
  • But with characteristic insight, Mr. Rathenau here placed his finger on the great merit that has often been forgotten.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions |Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin

British Dictionary definitions for rathenau

/ (German ˈraːtənau) /


Walther (ˈvaltər). 1867–1922, German industrialist and statesman: he organized the German war industries during World War I, became minister of reconstruction (1921) and of foreign affairs (1922), and was largely responsible for the treaty of Rapallo with Russia. His assassination by right-wing extremists caused a furore