German-minded cooperative

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The German-minded cooperative was a German language society in the Baroque era .

Philipp von Zesen

Philipp von Zesen , also a member of the Fruit-Bringing Society , founded the German-Minded Cooperative in Hamburg in 1643 . As a symbol she carried a rose . It was divided into different guilds, which changed with the respective presidents.

According to Philipp von Zesen, Johann Peisker prepared a list of members (first edition 1685, second edition 1705), which last comprised 207 members (1–155, 157–208; the number 156 remained vacant). It shows the following structure:

  • Rose guild : 9 guild seats with 9 guild members each = 81 members
  • Lily guild : 7 guild seats with 7 guild members each = 49 members
  • Closest guild : 5 guild seats with 5 guild members each = 25 members
  • Main and diamond guild : 12 guild seats with 12 members each = 144 possible members, admitted (1705) only 52 members.

According to this structure, if the German-minded cooperative were dissolved, 91 (or 92 if number 156 were occupied) would have been possible to allocate.

The society, which also accepted female members, existed until 1705 . Apparently, however, the society was largely a fiction of Zen. Some prominent members (such as Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg and Sigmund von Birken ) did not even know that the President had accepted them and only found out about this by chance from other members.

Important members (guild names in brackets) were u. a.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Philipp von Zesen: Complete Works. Edited by Ferdinand van Ingen. Vol. 12: German-Latin leaders. Corporate documents. Appendix I: Johann Peisker's directory of members, pp. 421ff. deGruyter: Berlin 1985.