Corps Thuringia Leipzig

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Corps Thuringia Leipzig
coat of arms
Foundation, endowment
June 26, 1847 as a compatriot in Leipzig
post war period
1953 AHV is accepted into the AHV of the Corps Rhenania Bonn
Thuringia 2001 back in Leipzig
Through struggle to victory!
Heraldic motto
Amico pectus, hosti frontem!
Corporation association
Böhmestrasse 1
04155 Leipzig

The Corps Thuringia Leipzig is a student association in the Senior Citizens' Convention in Leipzig . The corps in the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband (KSCV) brings together students and alumni from the University of Leipzig and the University of Saarland . The corps members are called Leipzig Thuringians.


Today's Thuringia Leipzig has the colors crimson-white-black with silver percussion . At 24 mm, the band is slightly narrower than usual. A crimson red cap is worn as the back of the head. The Renoncen wear a fox ribbon in the colors crimson-white-crimson.

The motto is fight to victory! The emblem is Amico pectus, hosti frontem! (Eng. "The chest of the friend, the forehead of the enemy!")

Thuringia I-III

Before the current Corps Thuringia (IV) was founded in 1868, there were three connections with the same name in Leipzig. These are called Thuringia I, II and III according to the period of their existence, the current Corps accordingly also as Thuringia IV . Suppressed in the restoration after the wars of liberation , the student associations lived in secret for a time.

Thuringia I was founded on November 30, 1807 and existed until 1812. It had the colors black-red-white without percussion. The motto was Contemnit tela virtus! Franconia Leipzig emerged from it. Three Thuringians founded the Corps Saxonia Leipzig in 1812 . Members of Thuringia I were Theodor Körner , Anton Friedrich Hohl and Friedrich Seestern-Pauly .

Thuringia II was founded on July 3, 1817 and suspended on June 6, 1818. Their colors were black-red-white with no percussion. The motto was Amico pectus, hosti frontem! She went over to the fraternity . One member was the musician and choir director Johann Daniel Elster (1796–1857).

Thuringia III was donated on June 26, 1847 by students at the University of Leipzig. Their colors were black-white-red with silver percussion . The motto was Amico pectus, hosti frontem! The eleven founders of Thuringia III were previously members of Misnia III : Hermann Hohnbaum (also Saxonia Göttingen and Guestphalia Leipzig), Ludwig von Kessinger, Ludwig Hagemann, Friedrich Girardet (also Guestphalia Leipzig), Siegfried Crusius, Otto Freiherr von Berlepsch , Carl von Wuthenau , Robert Wahnschaffe, Ludwig Feller, Carl Bernhart Edler von der Planitz , Robert Freiherr von Welck (also Guestphalia Heidelberg and Guestphalia Leipzig). In 1848 Thuringia III was one of the founding corps of the Kösener Seniors Convents Association (KSCV). She was in a cartel with Franconia Jena . In the turmoil of the Progress she had to suspend in June 1853.

Thuringia IV

The Leipzig SC (1920)

Today's Thuringia IV emerged on January 18, 1868 from a Landsmannschaft founded in 1854 , which became a corps through reception in the SC zu Leipzig. She referred to tradition, colors, coat of arms and the date of foundation of Thuringia III (1847). There is no personal continuity to (and between) the Thuringia Leipzig connections with the same name . Only after the turn of the century was the Thuringia included in the black circle. It played a major role in the district politics of Saxonia Leipzig .

At the beginning of the winter semester 1934/35 the corps moved into a new house at Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 43. During the Nazi era , Thuringia had to suspend in 1935 because corporations and Nazism were not compatible. The old rulers supported the SC comradeship Margrave von Meissen based on the Sachsen- or Lausitzerhaus, which was converted into the Corps Misnia IV in 1942.

In the post-war period in Germany , a return to the Soviet occupation zone and the German Democratic Republic was impossible. That is why Thuringia's old men joined the old men association of the befriended Corps Rhenania Bonn in 1953 . On January 18, 1971, Christian Helfer , a Hanoverian and a Marburg Teutone Thuringia reopened as an independent corps in Saarbrücken . After the German reunification , Thuringia IV returned to Leipzig .

Relative Corps

Former Thuringian house

Thuringia Leipzig belongs to the black circle in the KSCV.

Borussia Greifswald
Rhenania Bonn
Normannia Berlin
Saxonia Kiel


In alphabetic order

Holder of the Klinggräff Medal

The Klinggräff Medal of the Stifterverein Alter Corpsstudenten was awarded to:

  • Steffen Päßler (2009)


  • Michael Schlicht: History of the Corps Thuringia in Leipzig 1806-1935 . D. & L. Koch Verlag Bonn 2017. ISBN 978-3-9815935-5-6 .
  • Kösener corps lists 1910, No. 155, pp. 671–675.
  • Heinrich Weber: Theodor Körner as Freiberg Montane, Leipzig Thuringian and Berlin Westphalian. Once and Now, Yearbook of the Association for Corporate Student History Research , Vol. 4 (1959), pp. 5–41.
  • Harald Lönnecker : Did a corps student [Rudolf Baumbach, Lipsiae, Thuringiae Leipzig] write the fraternity song? Einst und Jetzt, Vol. 51 (2006), pp. 129-146.
  • Hermann Weber : Corps students in Leipzig in the mirror of literature , in: Michael Kilian (Hrsg.): Beyond Bologna, Jurisprudentia literary: from Woyceck to Weimar, from Hoffmann to Luhmann . Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2006, p. 385 ff. ISBN 978-3-8305-1270-7 . ( GoogleBooks )
  • Rudolf Woerner: Matriculation of the Leipziger Thuringia I – VI . Akademie-Verlag, Saarland University FR 6.3. Saarbrücken 1992.

Web links

Commons : Corps Thuringia Leipzig  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ernst Hans Eberhard : Handbook of the student liaison system. Leipzig, 1924/25, p. 86.
  2. Erich Bauer: The comradeships in the area of ​​the Kösener SC in the years 1937-1945 . In: then and now. Yearbook of the Association for Corporate Student History Research 1 (1956), p. 28.

Coordinates: 51 ° 21 ′ 39.8 "  N , 12 ° 22 ′ 23.1"  E