Guido Gorres

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Guido Görres, drawing by Anton Muttenthaler , 1842

Guido Moritz Görres (born May 28, 1805 in Koblenz , † July 14, 1852 in Munich ) was a German writer and publicist.


Guido Görres, son of the Catholic publicist Joseph Görres , studied history and philosophy in Bonn .

In the course of his historical work he came into contact with Charles de Montalembert , among others, and in the 1830s he increasingly turned to writing. In addition, Görres was always active in Catholic political journalism and had connections and contact with leading conservative Catholic circles via the Eos and Görres districts. Together with George Phillips , he was involved in founding the historical-political papers for his father's Catholic Germany . After the death of his father, he took over the editorial office. After his death, the editor was passed on to his sister Marie Görres .

Görres mainly composed sacred songs, some of which also found their way into popular songs.


Grave of Guido Moritz Görres on the old southern cemetery in Munich location

The tomb of Guido Moritz Gorres is on the old southern cemetery in Munich (wall right place 343 at cemetery 18) location . His father Joseph Görres is also buried in the grave.


  • The Maiden of Orléans according to the trial files and simultaneous chronicles (Regensburg 1834);
  • Festival calendar in pictures and songs (Munich 1835–39, 3 vols.)
  • Schön Röslein (with drawings by Franz Pocci et al., 1835)
  • Marienlieder (ibid. 1842, 3rd ed. 1853)
  • The life of the holy. Cecilia , epic poem (1843)
  • The horny Siegfried (with lithographs after Kaulbach, Schaffhausen 1843)
  • Poems (Munich 1844)
  • The Divine Journey to Trier and the Devil's Landsturm , two poems (Koblenz 1844)
  • The poor pilgrim to the holy skirt , poem (ibid. 1846)
  • The German house book (Munich 1846–47, 2 vols.)


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