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Corps Borussia Bonn

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The Corps Borussia Bonn is a German Student Corps at the University of Bonn


  • 1 History
  • 2 Notable members
    • 21 Princes
    • 22 Ministers
    • 23 Others
  • 3 See also
  • 4 Further reading
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Borussia was established on 22 December 1821 and joined the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband KSCV in 1856 It is the corps of the House of Hohenzollern and – along with others – Prussian nobility Its motto is Virtus fidesque bonorum corona Latin for "bravery and loyalty of the crown"

Karl Marx fought a duel with a Borrussia Corps member in August 1836[1]

In 1864 and 1883, Borussia headed the KSCV Notwithstanding some members of the Nazi Party, it refused to expel Jews and dissolved in 1935 It restituted itself in 1949

Notable members


  • Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden
  • Alexis, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
  • Duke Paul Frederick of Mecklenburg
  • Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  • Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg
  • Wilhelm II, German Emperor
  • Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia
  • Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 1828–1885
  • Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia
  • Prince Oskar of Prussia
  • Wilhelm, German Crown Prince
  • Prince Wilhelm of Prussia 1906–1940
  • Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  • William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
  • Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen
  • Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein


  • Herbert von Bismarck
  • Karl Hermann Bitter
  • Petre P Carp
  • Johann von Dallwitz
  • Botho zu Eulenburg
  • Wilhelm von Gayl
  • Hans von Rosenberg


  • Adolf Tortilowicz von Batocki-Friebe
  • Friedrich von Berg
  • Julius von Mirbach
  • Friedrich Wilhelm von Prittwitz und Gaffron
  • Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Jr
  • Carl Friedrich von Pückler-Burghauss
  • Kurt Baron von Schröder
  • Peter Yorck von Wartenburg

See also

  • List of members of German student corps
  • German nobility
  • Kingdom of Prussia

Further reading

  • Rosco Weber: The German Corps in the Third Reich Macmillan, London 1986
  • Beiträge zur Geschichte des Corps Borussia zu Bonn Herausgegeben vom Vorstand des Vereins der Alten Herren des Corps Borussia e V Bonn 2007 383 p
  • Biografisches Corpsalbum des Corps Borussia zu Bonn 1821-2008 Herausgegeben vom Vorstand des Vereins der Alten Herren des Corps Borussia Bonn e V Bonn 2008 458 p
  • Stephen Klimczuk, Gerald Warner: Secret Places, Hidden Sanctuaries: Uncovering Mysterious Sights, Symbols, and Societies, Sterling Publishing Company, 2009, p 224-232 The German University Corps
Nicolaievsky, Boris; Maenchen-Helfen, Otto 1976 Karl Marx: Man and Fighter trans Gwenda David and Eric Mosbacher Harmondsworth and New York: Pelican ISBN 978-1-4067-2703-6CS1 maint: ref=harv linkmw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink


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External links

  • Share issued to Wilhelm II by Borussia Bonn
  • Borussia Bonn WorldCat
  • Aristocrats in Borussia 1827–1902
  • Caricature Simplicissimus
  • de:Liste der Corpsstudenten im Reichstag des Norddeutschen Bundes und im Zollparlament
  • de:Liste der Corpsstudenten im Preußischen Herrenhaus

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