Corps Borussia Bonn

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Coats of arms of Borussia Bonn
Wilhelm II, with student cap and ribbon of Corps Borussia Bonn

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


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 are the crown of the good").

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.

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  1. ^ Nicolaievsky & Maenchen-Helfen 1976, pp. 21–22; McLellan 2006, p. 14.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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) [1936]. Karl Marx: Man and Fighter. Translated by David, Gwenda; Mosbacher, Eric. Harmondsworth and New York: Pelican. ISBN 978-1-4067-2703-6.

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