Georg von Jochner

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Georg Maria Jochner since 1918 Ritter von Jochner (born September 7, 1860 in Wohmbrechts near Lindau ; † May 3, 1923 in Niederaudorf near Rosenheim ) was a German archivist .


Georg Jochner was the son of the general practitioner and surgeon Dr. med. Guido Jochner (1830–1900) and Maria Katharina, b. Steingaß, a granddaughter of Joseph Görres , in Munich . An older brother was the later privy councilor Dr. med. Guido Jochner (1859-1932). In 1879 Georg Maria passed the Abitur examination at the Maximiliansgymnasium in Munich and then studied medicine and classical philology (teaching post) at the University of Munich . In 1883 he passed the teaching examination and in November of that year joined the higher Bavarian archives service as an intern at the Reichsarchiv and Kreisarchiv Munich. Initially on leave, he received his doctorate in 1884. phil. at the University of Tübingen with the dissertation The participation of the Franconian circle in the Turkish war in 1683 and then stayed four months in Rome .

In 1887 he took up the position of district archive secretary at the Amberg district archive, at the beginning of 1889 he switched to the secret state archive (1891 secret secretary) and from July 1895 worked at the secret house archive in Munich. In July 1897 he was promoted to the secret house and state archivist, in January 1905 to the secret archivist and in March 1914 to the secret councilor.

From 1916 to 1922 he was director of the General Reich Archives (from 1921 Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv ) and was director of the Secret State Archives and Secret House Archives (supervisory officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and General Director of the state archives with the title of Privy Council until 1920. From 1903 he was co-editor with Franz Binder (1828–1914), from 1914 sole editor of the historical-political papers for Catholic Germany .

In 1918 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown , combined with the award of the personal title of nobility. In 1922 he retired as Privy Councilor. In the same year Pope Pius XI paid tribute to him. for his advocacy of the Church's interests by being awarded the Commander-in-Chief of the Order of Gregory .

He was married to Karolina, geb. Fäßler, from Appenzell-St.Gallen; the marriage had four daughters and two sons. In 1923 he suffered a heart attack and died on his country estate in Niederaudorf .

Fonts (selection)

  • Investigations into the Wittelsbach house coat of arms. In: Bayerland , Vol. 5, 1894

Archival material

  • Georg Maria Jochner, Sebastian Killermann , Anton Freiherr von Ow, Erich Wasmann : Material for prehistory. Correspondence (approx. 400 sheets, 11 letters, 6 postcards): Regensburg University Library; Regensburg Botanical Society, New Archive.
  • Letter to Hermann von Grauert , Munich, December 16, 1915: Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • 2 letters to Johann Nepomuk Sepp ; Munich, January 11th, 1904 and March 21st, 1904: Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • Letter to Karl Zettel , undated , undated, Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • Letter to Adolf Dyroff ; Niederaudorf, May 20th, 1916: Bonn, University and State Library.
  • Letter to Martin Greif , Munich, 1905–1911: Munich; University library; Griffin estate.


  • Munich latest news. No. 497, December 27, 1922 and 5. – 7. May 1923.
  • German Biographical Yearbook. ed. from the Association of German Academies 5, 1923. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Leipzig 1930.
  • Historical-political papers 1923. Vol. 171, Munich 1923: special issue “On the death of the editor of this magazine Georg Maria Ritter von Jochner” (Jochner booklet) ( online )
  • Otto Riedner: Obituary. In: Archival Journal. 3rd Series, Vol. 2, 1925, pp. 291-295.
  • Wilhelm Kosch (Ed.): The Catholic Germany. Biographical-Bibliographical Lexicon. Haas & Grabherr literary institute, Augsburg 1933 (with photo).
  • Walter Schärl: The composition of the Bavarian civil service from 1806 to 1918. (Munich Historical Studies, Department of Bavarian History 1), Kallmünz / Upper Palatinate 1955.
  • Wolfgang Leesch : The German archivists 1500–1945. Volume 1: Directory according to their places of work. Saur, Munich a. a. 1985, ISBN 3-598-10530-4 .
  • Wolfgang Leesch: The German archivists 1500–1945. Volume 2: Biographical Lexicon. Saur, Munich a. a. 1992, ISBN 3-598-10605-X .
  • Walter Killy, Rudolf Vierhaus (Ed.): German Biographical Encyclopedia. (DBE), 12 vols., Munich 1995-2000.

Web links

  • Entry on Georg von Jochner in Kalliope
  • Joachim Lilla: Jochner, Georg. In: Database "State ministers, senior administrative officials and (NS) officials in Bavaria 1918 to 1945" in: verwaltungshandbuch.bayerische-landesbibliothek-online
  • Jochner, Georg von , index entry in: German biography,

Individual evidence

  1. Founded the Josephinum Sanatorium in Arcisstrasse in 1893. 41 in Munich; 1903 Move to a new building in Schönfeldstrasse. 16.
  2. ^ Annual report on the K. Maximilians-Gymnasium in Munich for the school year 1878/79
  3. see historico-political sheets 1923. p. 2.