Cologne triumvirate

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Cologne triumvirate of the carnival session 2019/20: Jungfrau Griet, Prince Christian II and farmer Frank after the signing of the session contract in the Senate Hall of the historic town hall of Cologne .
Cologne triumvirate of the 2017/18 carnival session: Virgin Emma, ​​Prince Michael II and farmer Christoph after the signing of the session contract in the Senate Hall of Cologne's historic town hall
Cologne triumvirate of the carnival session 2016/72017: Prince Stefan I, farmer Andreas and virgin Stefanie after the signing of the session contract in the Senate Hall of the historical city hall of Cologne
Cologne three-star carnival session 2015/16: Jungfrau Johanna, Prince Thomas II and farmer Anton after the signing of the session contract in the Senate Hall of the historic town hall of Cologne
Cologne triumvirate of the carnival session 2014/15: Jungfrau Alexandra, Prince Holger I and farmer Michael after the signing of the session contract in the Senate Hall of the historic city hall of Cologne
Cologne triumvirate of the carnival session 2013/14: Jungfrau Hermia, Prince Björn I and farmer Michael during a visit to the historical archive of the city of Cologne . 2nd from left: Bettina Schmidt-Czaia , archive manager
The Cologne triumvirate of the 2012 session when the session contract was signed in the Senate Hall of the Historic City Hall of Cologne : Oliver von Rosenberg-Gruszczynski (“Virgin Olivia”), Marcus Gottschalk (“Prince Marcus II.”), Thorsten U. Schmidt (“Farmer Thorsten ")

The prince, the farmer and the maiden, who together form the Cologne triumvirate , are the official rulers over the foolish people and representative, citywide figurehead during a session of the Cologne Carnival . The triumvirate is also known as trifolium ("three-leaf", from Latin tres "three" and folium "leaf", botanically: clover (leaf) ). The performing persons are determined annually.


The Cologne triumvirate 2005 (from left Jungfrau, Prince, Farmer)
Cologne children's triumvirate 2006 Rosenmontagszug

The Cologne triumvirate has existed as a unit since 1870, but has only been officially referred to as the "triumvirate" since 1938. Since the reform of the Cologne Carnival in 1823, the Held Carneval has been put at the head of the carnival. With the establishment of the German Empire in 1871, the hero became the prince carnival. At the beginning, the Princess Venetia was put to his side from time to time. This figure was rarely part of the Cologne Carnival and quickly disappeared. In the first few years, Bauer and Jungfrau only appeared in the Rose Monday procession if they could be integrated into the respective motto. The Cologne triumvirate is made up of the carnival associations , which are subordinate to the Cologne Carnival Festival Committee , and usually consists of members of a single society. In the applications, companies that celebrate an anniversary in the corresponding year are primarily considered. A new triumvirate is appointed every year for the carnival session. On Weiberfastnacht the street carnival opens at 11:11 a.m. on the Alter Markt and now on the Heumarkt in Cologne . The triumvirate is accompanied by the Prinzen-Garde Köln 1906 eV (escort corps of the Prince Carnival) and the EhrenGarde der Stadt Köln 1902 eV (escort corps of the Cologne farmer and the Cologne maiden) during the elevators and the Rose Monday procession .

There is also a Cologne children's triumvirate. This has existed since 1965 and was an idea of ​​Hans Wallpott, then president of the civil guard "blue-gold" from 1904. For this reason, the Cologne children's triumvirate is always accompanied by little guards and pages in blue-gold uniforms.

Prince Carnival

"His madness", Prince Carnival, is the highest representative of the Cologne Carnival. The name replaced the name Held Carneval in the course of the 19th century . The prince or hero has been the most important figure in the Rose Monday procession since 1823 . At the proclamation (always at the beginning of January) by the mayor of Cologne, he receives the cot as a symbol that he swings over his foolish people. Prince Carnival always rides on the very last wagon on the Rose Monday procession, as the highlight of the foolish lindworm, so to speak. His car is the most magnificent and largest of the train.

Cologne farmer

The farmer (kölsch: Buur ), referred to as “his heartiness”, symbolizes the defensive strength of the old imperial city of Cologne . It goes back to a historical figure and thus particularly stands for the liberation of Cologne from the power of the archbishops in the battle of Worringen . As city keeper, he also wears the city key on his belt, which he receives from the mayor of Cologne when he is proclaimed. Furthermore, the Cologne farmer carries a flail in his left hand. On his mighty hat he wears 125 peacock feathers, which are supposed to represent the immortality of the city of Cologne. The figure refers to Cologne's imperial estate in the early modern period and goes back a long way into the history of the city. With regard to the carnival, the farmer, like the maiden , became established as an integral part of the 1870s.

Cologne Jungfrau

The virgin, "your loveliness", is always portrayed by a man as the protective mother Colonia in the Cologne triumvirate, as the Cologne carnival used to be a purely male society. Only in 1938 and 1939 did the role have to be played by a woman on the instructions of the NSDAP . From 1872 onwards, the Cologne peasant was put to the side of the Cologne prince and maiden. For this reason, farmer and virgin always drive together on Shrove Monday in a splendid carriage. In order to do justice to the female role, a beard or a mustache is not allowed. The Cologne Virgin wears a crown that looks like a crenellated wreath (also called a wall crown). Her crown and her virginity symbolize the impregnability of the city of Cologne when it was still enclosed by a semicircular city wall. The Roman robe of the Virgin is reminiscent of the Roman Empress Agrippina the Younger , who, according to the annals of Tacitus, is considered the founder of the city of Cologne . At the proclamation, the Cologne virgin receives a silver mirror as a symbol. The mirror has only been given to the Virgin since 1993 when the proclamation was made, "so that she can control her beauty and charm". The symbol goes back to an idea by Mayor Norbert Burger , so that the virgin would not go away empty-handed when the prince received the cot and the farmer the city key.

Appearances of the Cologne triumvirate

Depending on the length of the session, the Cologne triumvirate has to complete up to 400 appearances. A good half of these appearances take place in social institutions such as nursing homes and children's homes, hospitals and hospices. The Bundeswehr and the tax office are also visited. Wherever the triumvirate appears, it is regularly received enthusiastically. It doesn't matter which person is in the respective role.

The triumvirate always comes up with an impressive delegation from the Prinzen-Garde Köln 1906 eV. 15 guardsmen of this corps company, changing daily, are assigned to the triumvirate as "protective guards". The prince's leader (Rüdiger Schlott), the head of the team (Manfred Block) and the three adjutants are an integral part of the entourage. Prince, Farmer and Maiden each have their own aide. The adjutant of the Prince Carnival is always provided by the Prinzen-Garde Köln 1906 eV. This is Marcus Heller since 2011. The adjutants of the Cologne farmer and the Cologne Jungfrau traditionally come from the EhrenGuard of the City of Cologne 1902 eV Volker Marx and Karl-Theo Franken currently hold these offices.

The Cologne triumvirate at the Rose Monday procession

The Cologne triumvirate plays a central role in the Cologne Rose Monday procession. It is the climax of the foolish parade, which passes the fools for about 5 hours. The Cologne Rose Monday procession is traditionally opened by the Blauen Funken (Kölner Funken-Artillerie von 1870 eV blue-white) . The last two groups always form the Honor Guard of the City of Cologne 1902 eV , which rides in front of the peasant and maiden float, and the Prinzen-Garde Köln 1906 eV , which accompanies the prince.

Waiver, resignations and dismissals

In the history of Cologne's three stars, it happened a few times that individual figures or even entire three stars did not take office, had to resign or resign.

  • 1999: The equestrian corps Jan von Werth 1925 should provide the triumvirate in 1999 (Günter Clotten as prince, Rüdiger Becker as farmer and Heinz Wittemann as virgin). Shortly after the designated triumvirate was announced, allegations of fraud against Clotten became public. As a result, he did not take office. A few days later, his two comrades-in-arms withdrew their candidacy out of solidarity. On November 9th, three candidates from the KG UHU Köln-Dellbrück could be presented as the new triumvirate 1999. The allegations against Clotten turned out to be false a few months later.
  • 1986: Shortly after the proclamation, the Cologne virgin Helmi (Helmut Lengert) had to resign due to serious differences. He was replaced by Hans-Dieter Salchert (already a virgin 1983).
  • 1985: The Kölnische KG 1945 was to provide the triumvirate to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Due to discrepancies within the designated trifolium, however, they withdrew again. Then the equestrian corps Jan von Werth had the opportunity to nominate a triumvirate for the company's 60th birthday at short notice.
  • 1983: Three days before the proclamation, the designated Prince Rudi I (Hans Rudolf Eser) renounced the title because he was accused of incorrect accounting for short-term workers in his company. He was replaced by Kurt Ludes.
  • 1977: The honor guard of the city of Cologne in 1902 provided the triumvirate on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. Three weeks after the proclamation, Prince Paul I resigned from office due to a death in the family. He was followed by Claus Kegelberg (already Prince of the Session 1973).
  • 1961: The newly proclaimed virgin Theodora (Theodor Esser) resigned because of allegations in connection with captivity. Last year's virgin Josef Schneider took over her position.

Worth mentioning

  • 1940–1948: No triumvirate because of the Second World War and the post-war period .
  • 1931–1932: No triumvirate because of the global economic crisis .
  • 1928 and 1933: Franz Robens played the role of prince twice, because in 1933, during a bad economic period, there was no other candidate.
  • 1915–1923: No triumvirate because of the First World War and the post-war period .
  • 1908 and 1909: The maiden of the session 1908 becomes Prince Carnival in 1909.
  • 1908, 1909 and 1911: The riding corps of the Prinzen-Garde Cologne 1906 e. V. split off from the Prinzen-Garde in 1908 and called itself "Prince Carnival's Bodyguard" and represented the triumvirate in the aforementioned sessions. In 1912 they rejoined the parent company.

Representation of the Cologne Virgin by men

The Cologne triumvirate is traditionally represented by men, including the role of the virgin. Exceptions were the years 1938 and 1939, when, due to a decree by the NSDAP, all women's roles in the carnival were to be represented or abolished by women. The women's costumes, which were placed close to homosexuality , did not fit into the image of men of the National Socialists . After the war, however, the role was again occupied by men, in contrast to the role of Sparkmariech , which is still played by women today.

In the children's triad, unlike in adults, the virgin is embodied by a girl (exception: 1965 and 1966).

Cast of the three stars in Cologne

Since 1945

year Prince Carnival Farmer Virgin society
2020 Christian II.
Christian Krath
Frank Breuer
Ralf Schumacher
Reiter-Corps "Jan von Werth"
2019 Marc I.
Marc Michelske
Markus Meyer
Michael Everwand
P: KG Schlenderhaner Lumpe eV
B: Large general KG from 1900 Cologne eV
J: Reading society in Cologne from 1872
2018 Michael II.
Michael Gerhold
Christoph Stock
Erich Stroebel
Cologne Carnival
Society Nippes Vigilantes from 1903
2017 Stefan I.
Stefan Jung
Andreas Bulich
Stefan Knepper
Cologne Fools Guild 1880 eV
2016 Thomas II.
Thomas Elster
Ulrich "Uli" Anton Maslak
Jörg Hertzner
Prince Guard Cologne 1906 eV
2015 Holger I.
Holger Kirsch
Michael Müller
Sascha Prince
Flittarder KG from 1934 eV
2014 Björn I.
Björn Griesemann
Michael Bernecker
Jens Hermes
Blue sparks
2013 Ralf III.
Ralf Görres
Dirk Koenigs
Axel Busse
Alte Kölner KG “Schnüsse Tring” 1901 eV
2012 Marcus II.
Marcus Gottschalk
Thorsten Schmidt
Oliver von Rosenberg
Prince Guard
2011 Frank I.
Frank Steffens
Günter Flüch
Hans René Sion
Civil guard "blue-gold" from 1904
2010 Markus I.
Markus ten pfennig
Hubert Hornung
Wolfgang Martin Fritsch
Large Braunsfelder KG from 1976 eV
2009 Hans-Georg I.
Hans-Georg Haumann
Bernd Tschirschnitz
Hajo Jennes
Honor Guard
2008 Rainer I.
Rainer Herschel
Harald Kloiber
Thomas A. Heinen
KG Sr. Tollität Luftflotte
2007 Jacky I.
Jacky Beumling
Walter Hüsch
Jörg Anton Kaltwasser
Red sparks
2006 Josef VII.
Franz-Josef Hermann
Rüdiger Höffken
Heinz-Josef Breuer
Prince Guard
2005 Walter II.
Walter Passmann
Ulrich Döres
Claus Frohn
Kölnische KG 1945 eV
2004 Wolfgang I.
Wolfgang Heckner
Peter-Josef Wolf
Bernd Schröder
Prince Guard
2003 Dietmar I.
Dietmar Broicher
Manfred Bergfelder
Markus Beckers
Cologne Carnival
Society Nippes Vigilantes from 1903
2002 Michael I.
Michael Pohl
Norbert Hasbach
Markus Pohl
KG Müllemer Junge - Alt Mülheim 1951 eV
2001 Franz VIII.
Franz Buchholz
Walter Engelmann
Hans Koelschbach
Old Town Cologne 1922 eV
2000 Ralf II.
Ralf Günther
Karsten Schnöring
Peter Hansmann
KG Treuer Husar blue-yellow Cologne 1925 eV
1999 Kurt IV.
Kurt Richter
Hans-Jürgen Köber
Klaus Fischer
KG UHU Cologne-Dellbrück 1924 eV
1998 Constantine I.
Constantine Brovot
Roland pilot
Hans-Willy Fahnenbruck
Red sparks
1997 Thomas I.
Thomas Brauckmann
Werner Brauckmann
Georg Holl
Cologne Fools Guild 1880 eV
1996 Kurt III.
Kurt Goergens
Ewald Kappes
Fro Kuckelkorn
Cologne spark artillery blue-white 1870 eV
1995 Rolf II.
Rolf Lautenbach
Udo Feldbusch
Theo Bishop jun.
Kölnische KG 1945 eV
1994 Ralf I.
Ralf Cremer
Reinhold Masson
Herwig Bartsch
KG Alt Köllen 1883 eV
1993 Wilfried I.
Wilfried Junggeburth
Karl Petry
Artur Tybussek
Cologne Carnival
Society Nippes Vigilantes from 1903
1992 Arnold I.
Arnold Dircks
Berthold Schneider
Manfred Funken
Honor Guard
1991 Heinz-Ludwig I.
Heinz-Ludwig Busbach
Heinz-Peter Schnepf
Dieter Maffei
KG Schäl Sick Cologne-Deutz 1952 eV
1990 Hans-Jürgen I.
Hans-Jürgen Eschweiler
Franz-Josef Kurth
Walter Pottgieser
1. small KG Löstige Innenstädter 1980 nkeV
1989 Peter VII.
Peter Valder
Franz Schmitz
Josef Beck
P, J: Fidele Zunftbrüder 1919 eV
B: Honor Guard
1988 Claus III.
Claus Dillenburger
Knut Wörner
Karl Gottschalk
Prince Guard
1987 Carl V.
Hans-Carl Hagemann
Wilfried Wolters
Hans-Dieter Maciejewski
KG Alt-Lindenthal 1967 eV
1986 Hans II.
Hans Olbertz
Matthias Meyer
Helmut Lengert and
Hans-Dieter Salchert
Large Mülheimer KG 1903 eV
1985 Karl-Josef I.
Karl-Josef Kappes
Reiner Töller
Fritz Voss
Reiter-Corps "Jan von Werth"
1984 Jupp VI.
Josef Soeller
Claus Wagner
Theo Schneefeld
P: Die Große KG 1823 eV
B, J: Rote Funken
1983 Kurt II.
Kurt Ludes
Reinhold Schornstein
Hans-Dieter Salchert
KG Alt Köllen 1883 eV
1982 Günter I.
Günter Deibert
Hanspeter Kottmeier
Peter Harens
Large Cologne KG 1882 eV
1981 Peter VI
Peter Ganser
Gerd Kick
Helmut Bends
Prince Guard
1980 Bert I.
Bert Zorn
Helmut Schüller
Wilhelm Oberwalleney
Cologne Fools Guild 1880 eV
1979 Hermann-Josef I.
Hermann-Josef Spicher
Reiner Hochhausen
Hans-Georg Ferrand
Blue sparks
1978 Heinz VI.
Heinz Landen
Hans Mirbach
Hans spoiled young
Cologne Carnival
Society Nippes Vigilantes from 1903
1977 Paul I.
Paul Petry and
Claus II.
Claus Kegelberg
Heinz-Werner Bonjean
Hans Kirsch
Honor Guard
1976 Hans I.
Hans Lindemann
Hans Burkhard
Jan-Uwe Disselbeck
KG Mer stayed zesamme
1975 Edmund II.
Edmund Weber
Kurt Groten
Josef Müser
Reiter-Corps "Jan von Werth"
1974 Heiner I.
Heiner Mühr
Wilbert Mühr
Hans Jungkenn
KG UHU Cologne-Dellbrück 1924 eV
1973 Claus II.
Claus Kegelberg
Rudolf Paffrath
Klaus Ulonska
P: Honor Guard
B, J: Old Towns
1972 Bernhard I.
Bernhard Beckers
Adam de Haas
Josef Kreimers
The large KG1823 eV
1971 Rolf I.
Rolf Hochgürtel
Erich Thonon
Josef Feldbusch
Kölnische KG 1945 eV
1970 Heribert I.
Heribert Hall
Erich Zehner
Oskar Osten
Blue sparks
1969 Gisbert I.
Gisbert Brovot
Heinz Berg
Heinz-Josef Adam
Red sparks
1968 Claus I.
Claus Welcker
Horst Loosen
Hans Becker
P, B: Grand Senate
J: Lyskirch boy
1967 Jupp V.
Josef Schlack
Hermann Töller
Josef Stollenwerk
Red sparks
1966 Hermann II.
Hermann Forstbach
Robert Haag
Albert Bernhard
KG Lyskircher Junge 1930 eV
1965 Georg I.
Georg Musculus
Theo Scholl
Horst Lieppert
Kölnische KG 1945 eV
1964 Heinz V.
Heinz Schmalen
Heinz Simokat
Franz-Josef Broicher
Large Mülheimer KG 1903 eV
1963 Franz VII.
Franz Pohl
Leo Körsgen
Horst Fischer
Prince Guard
1962 Alex I.
Alex Schaaf
Raymund-Oswald Becker
Winand Lukas
Large KölnerKG 1882 eV
1961 Peter V.
Peter Schumacher
Paul Olpp
Theodor Esser and
Josef Schneider
Die Große KG 1823 eV
2. J: Rote Funken
1960 Peter IV.
Peter Neufert
Oskar Hamacher
Josef Schneider
Red sparks
1959 Ferdi III.
Ferdi Leisten jun.
Heinz Bonjean
Werner von Meer
Honor Guard
1958 Walter I.
Walter Ebers
Hans Kolb
Carl Lehmann
P: Kölnische KG
B, J: Blaue Funken
1957 Willy III.
Willy Herold
Siegfried Schlewing
Bodo Glaub
P: Cologne fools guild 1880 eV
B, J: Great Cologne
1956 Winand II.
Winand Müller
Josef Casper
Wilhelm Austermann
Prince Guard
1955 Alfred I.
Alfred Neven DuMont
Hans Borgel
Günther Balve
P: EhrenGarde
B: KG Schäl Sick
J: Blue sparks
1954 Hubert II.
Hubert Camps
Erasmus Schaub
Theo Bischof senior
Kölnische KG1945 eV
1953 Heinz IV.
Heinz Vogeler
Willy Kramer
Heinz Meindorf
Honor Guard
1952 Johann Maria I.
Johann Maria Wolfgang Farina
Josef Winterscheidt
Fritz Blasweiler
P: Large Cologne
B, J: Honor Guard
1951 Edmund I.
Edmund Striicker
Klaus Bintz
Heinz Beyer
Prince Guard
1950 Peter III
Peter Franzen
Josef Zorn
Wilhelm Nasse
Large Cologne KG 1882 eV
1949 Theo I.
Theo Röhrig
Andreas Müller
Fred Reulen
P: Big Cologne
B: Lyskircher Young
J: Honor Guard

From 1924 to 1939

year Prince Carnival Farmer Virgin society
1940 to 1948 no triumvirate because of the Second World
War and the post-war period
1939 Jupp IV.
Josef Geyer
Heinz Stollenwerk
Else Horion
P: Prinzen-Garde
B, J: Große Kölner (in the sense of NS , the virgin is represented by a woman)
1938 Peter II.
Peter Schupp
Johannes Wiesbaum
Paula Zapf
P: -
B, J: Rote Funken (in the sense of NS the virgin is represented by a woman)
1937 Hermann I.
Hermann Münchow
Werner Nolte
Josef Pütz
P: - P,
B: Prinzen-Garte
J: EhrenGarde
1936 Fritz III.
Fritz Riese
Hermann Kemp
Josef Trompetter
Prince Guard
1935 Konrad I.
Konrad Maassen
Willi Unkelbach
Arnold Unkelbach
P: Great Cologne P
B, J: Prince Guard
1934 Eugen I.
Eugen Boden
Carl Zimmer
Willy Füllenbach
P, B: Red Sparks
J: Prince Guard
1933 Francis VI
Franz Robens
Willi Jansen
Paul Kops
P: Great Cologne
B: Cologne Fools Guild 1880 eV
J: Rhinelander
1931 to 1932 no triumvirate
because of the global economic crisis
1930 Winand I.
Winand Kolfenbach
Karl Münchow
Georg Rung
P: Grand General
B :, Prince Guard
J: Red Sparks
1929 Charles IV.
Karl Breidenbach
Max Schleh
Martin Roettgen
Large Cologne KG 1882 eV
1928 Francis VI
Franz Robens
Walter Rüsche
Josef Maier
Large Cologne KG 1882 eV
1927 Ferdi II.
Ferdi Leisten sen.
August Waimann
Hans Wood
P, B: Big Cologne
J: Blue Sparks
1926 Adalbert I.
Adalbert Oster
Philipp Herold
Peter Heydenreich
Large Cologne KG 1882 eV
1925 Kurt I.
Kurt Töppel
Carl Otte
Peter Höchstenbach
P: Prince Guard
B: Red Sparks
J: Blue Sparks
1924 Christian I.
Christian Wirges
? Wilhelmina
Wilhelm Dohmen
Prince Guard

From 1823 to 1914

year Prince Carnival Farmer Virgin Society / Notes
1915 to
no triumvirate because of the First World War and the post-war period
1914 Fritz II.
Fritz Hermann
Theodor Preuss
Engelbert Klein
P: Large Cologne
B, J: Honor Guard
1913 Franz V.
Franz Oberliesen
Christian Esse
Carl Horatz
P: Prince Guard
B, J: Honor Guard
1912 Heinrich VII.
Heinrich Hünnes
Christian Krutwig
Josef Schäfer
P, J: Large KG
B: Blue sparks
1911 Emil I.
Emil Grewe
Willy Hünnes
Hubert Möst
(Life Guard of the Prince Carnival)
1910 Jacob III
Jacob's lap
Otto Meyer
Josef Pleiß
P: Blue Sparks
B, J: KKC for water sports
1909 Jupp III.
Josef Bönsch
Kurt Bruck
Paul Bruck
(Life Guard of the Prince Carnival)
1908 Felix I.
Felix Chorus
Heinrich Thorbeck
Josef Bönsch
(Life Guard of the Prince Carnival)
1907 Henry VI.
Heinrich Schlimbach
Peter Thelen
Jean Wirtz
The large KG 1823 eV
1906 Willy II.
Wilhelm Welsch
Gustav Nolting
Emil Mewes
Prince Guard
1905 Ernst I.
Ernst Hunzinger
Franz Ulonska
Carl Düren
P, B: Large Cologne
J: Cologne Men's Singing Association
1904 Charles III
Karl Zilkens
Erasmus Pott
Hans Coelsch
The large KG 1823 eV
1903 Ferdi I.
Ferdinand Kraus
Wilhelm Peters
Fritz Tholfuss
Large Cologne KG 1882 eV
1902 Franz IV.
Franz Depenheuer
Hermann Fassbinder
Peter Cader
P: Large KG
B: Rote Funken
B: Civil society
1901 Rudolf I.
Rudolf Scholz jun.
Wilhelm Kränkel
Edmund Steinbach
P: Big KG
B, J:?
1900 Jupp II.
Josef Winter
Franz Reimbold
Theodor Klein
1899 Karl?
Karl Oster
Ernst Reimbold
Christoph Gehly
1898 Ludwig
Ludwig Ebeler
Wilhelm Heyer
Dr. R. Patton
United Tuesday Ball Societies
1897 Gerhard?
Gerhard Becker
Richard Meyer
Leo Zeyen
P: Rote Funken
B, J: Kölner Narren-Zunft 1880 eV
1896 Robert
Robert Creutz
August Porzelt
Ludwig Sester
P, B: Grosse KG from 1823
J: Civil Society Cologne from 1886
1895 Heinrich
Heinrich Kayser
Peter Prior
Julius Metz
(brother of Prince 1872)
P: Large Cologne KG
B, J: The Large KG 1823 eV B / J
1894 Josef
Josef Wingender
Adolf Weisweiler
? Josef
P: KG Carnevalistic Reichstag
B, J: Die Große KG 1823 eV
1893 Karl
Karl Strengnart
Johann Degen
Edwin Crones
P: Blaue Funken
B, J: Grosse KG from 1823
1892 Jean
Jean Schmitz
Mathieu Aldendorf
(Prince 1889)
Jacob Friedrichs
(Prince 1891)
P: Large Cologne KG P
B, J: The Large KG 1823 eVeV
1891 Jacob
Jacob Friedrichs
Jacob Geub
Paul Hoppe
P: Grosse KG from 1823
B, J: Kölner Narren-Zunft 1880 eV
1890 Jean
Jean Ewald
Hermann Fassbinder
Adolf Cader
P: Große Kölner KG
B: Rote Funken
J: Civil society Cologne from 1863
1889 Mathieu
Mathieu Aldendorff
Carl Wagner
(farmer 1881)
Fritz Reuther
The large KG 1823 eV
1888 Franz
Franz Depenheuer

Mr. Durst Jr.
Mr. Rott
The large KG 1823 eV
1887 Werner
Werner Gartzen
Matthias Haas
Johann Heukeshoven
Blue sparks
1886 Ludwig
Ludwig Deichmann
Karl Giebmans
Josef Klaus
P: Blue Sparks
B, J: Cologne Fools Guild 1880 eV
1885 Heinrich
Heinrich Kaufmann
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1884 Karl
Karl Kracht
Fritz Saurenhaus
Robert Schaeben
The large KG 1823 eV
1883 Heinrich
Heinrich Brunhuber
Josef Geuer
Jean Frankle
The large KG 1823 eV
1882 Josef
Josef Trimborn
Josef Vieten
Friedrich Josef Brodt
P: Civil society Cologne from 1863
B: Die Große KG 1823 eV B
1881 Albert
Albert Mertés
Carl Wagner
Mr. Junkermann
The large KG 1823 eV
1880 Heinrich
Heinrich Hollmann
Johann Kirsch
unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1879 Franz
Franz von Geisten
unknown ?
Gisbert Erkens
The large KG 1823 eV
1878 Louis
Louis Steinert
unknown ?
Diedrich Hönig
The large KG 1823 eV
1877 Laurenz
Laurenz Blatzbecker
unknown unknown Red sparks
1876 Ferdinand
Ferdinand Hellmers
Heinrich Fuchs
Ludwig Koerfer
P: KG Eureka
B: The large KG 1823 eV
1875 Fritz
Fritz Hönig
Fritz Böhle

Jakob Dreesen
P: KG Eureka
B, J: Die Große KG 1823 eV
1874 Anton
Anton linen
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1873 Andreas
Andreas Henecken
(brother of Held 1869)
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1872 August
August Metz
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1871 because of the war with France the train was canceled
1870 Julius
Julius Thomas
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1869 Heinrich
Heinrich Hennekens
unknown - The large KG 1823 eV
1868 Peter
Peter Stollwerck
Heinrich Stollwerck - The large KG 1823 eV
1867 Jacob
Jacob Aleff
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1866 Albert
Albert Stöckel
unknown unknown Die Große KG 1823 eV
Gustav Boisserée was intended to be the prince. However, he fell ill two days before Carnival. A replacement could be found quickly.
1865 Jean
Jean Klein
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1864 Johann Josef
Johann Josef Fischer
The large KG 1823 eV
1863 Ludwig
Ludwig Ebeler Sr.
Anton Linen
P, J: The large KG 1823 eV
1861 The train was canceled because of the mourning of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV.
1858 Eduard
Eduard von Oppenheim
unknown unknown The large KG 1823 eV
1857 The train was canceled.
1856 The train was canceled.
1853 Another train went, but the organization was lacking. Presumably, like 1852, it was just a canopy ride, but without a motto.
1852 The Rose Monday procession was still forbidden. But there was a canopy ride.
1851 The carnival was canceled because the police feared that elements dangerous to the state could be hidden in the carnival.
1842 The train was canceled due to a disagreement in the committee.
1834 Suddenly the hero appears again. He is reported to have taken care of the disputes in the Comité and brought the carnival back to prominence. In the years that followed, Bauer and Jungfrau took part in the procession again.
1833 They actually wanted to celebrate the ten-year anniversary, but due to disagreement in the Comité, a unified move could not be achieved. Various small trains passed through the city on Rose Monday.
1831 From the noble hero Carneval became the coarse Hanswurst. There are no names of him and no indications as to whether he was represented by a person for several years.
1830 The carnival was canceled as the government's influence on the carnival grew stronger. Songs and speeches were monitored and the carnival newspaper was also censored. The organizers then gave up.
1829 Hero Carneval
Emanuel Ciolina Zanoli
1828 Hero Carneval
Emanuel Ciolina Zanoli
1827 Hero Carneval
Emanuel Ciolina Zanoli
1826 Hero Carneval
Emanuel Ciolina Zanoli
Held Carneval takes part in the procession again with the Venetia. Bauer and Virgo are not on the train.
1825 Bauer takes part in the train for the first time and is also independent of the prince and maiden Virgo took part in the procession. Names are not transmitted from the first few years. The hero did not appear. The population was told that he was visiting the Princess Venetia in Italy.
1824 Venetia Simon Oppenheim , banker He portrayed the Venetia for several years in a row. She takes part in the procession for the first time, but independently of the hero. In the early years, the hero Carneval was always supported by the Princess Venetia. It accompanies the hero, albeit irregularly in recent years, until the turn of the century.
1823 Hero Carneval
Emanuel Ciolina Zanoli
Casino Society: The Romantic Carnival. Hardly any names have come down to us from the first years after the reform of the Cologne Carnival, since the focus was always on the figure and not the person behind it.

Cologne children's threesome - cast

The children's triumvirate of the 2017/18 session together with the Cologne triumvirate
year prince Farmer Virgin Remarks
2020 Vincent Rödding Emil Theodor Wersig Loeren Sophie Pelz
2019 Linus Bayartz Adrian Franke Philippa Holtmann
2018 Balthazar Zeibig Kai Fassbender Marie Kirsch
2017 Conrad Laschet Jonas Laurenz Bayartz Clara Marie Kott
2016 Luis Flock Jannis Koelschbach Fenja Zitzelsberger
2015 Julian Schwamborn Jakob Rehfus Victoria Sion
2014 Leon Auweiler Vincent Wehler Lara Schmitz
2013 Moritz Flock Lucas Rehfus Caroline Broicher
2012 Peter Josef Wolf David Borner Sophie Haumann
2011 Jules-Matthieu Lehmann Max Schulz Helena Landsberg
2010 Yannik Gran Maik Weckwerth Julia Schulz
2009 Philippe Krey Florian Zillken Tabitha Brovot
2008 Benjamin Ritterbach Quentin Kürten Marla Kürten
2007 Yannick Rodenkirch Oscar Linnenberg Isabelle Frankel
2006 Dominik Wallpott Benedikt Schuth Charlott-Marie Lehmann
2005 Tim Valerien Clemens Wehöer Viktoria Adenauer
2004 Fabian Dominik Wilczek Marvin Arrow Anne anger
2003 Christopher Wallpott Marc Britt Maike Rodenkirch
2002 Christopher Conin Justus Melles Anne Brauckmann
2001 Dustin Fuchs Michael Eschweiler Ramona Kürten
2000 Daniel Philipp Daniel Koch Juliane Wüst
1999 Alexander Franconia Hendrik Schneller Nina Remagen
1998 Tobias Dircks Sebastian Flüch Nathalie Görgens
1997 Stephan Schwarz Florian Huber Barbara Kramer
1996 Michael Gerhold Alexander Bodenburg Denise Schönenkorb
1995 Manuel Volberg Andreas Schnepf Kathrin Herzgen
1994 Joson Kizhakkethottam Benjamin Schneider Svenja Hinkel
1993 Sebastian Felser Dominik Schmelter Sonja Moritz
1992 Benedict Conin Guido Kautz Verena Scherer
1991 Peter Keller Bastian war Jessica Remmert
1990 Frank WIlli Ferling Markus Dumm Verena Barthel
1989 Michael Habermann Christian Peter Stock Isabelle Wallpott
1988 Marc Basseng Mirko Müller Christine Conin
1987 Michél Palm Thomas Vogel Karin Stephan
1986 Alexander Franke Oliver Kappes Claudia Schuster
1985 Andreas Gebhard Dirk Rottländer Nadine Lenzen
1984 Marco Snowfield Michael Bosbach Sabine Hein
1983 Marc Mirgel Alexander Odenthal Xenia Stach from Goltzheim
1982 Marco Müller Michael Böhmer Sabine Steudter
1981 Michael Peters Michael Rossbach Andrea Schnarr
1980 Werner Jakobs Jörg Eirund Dagmar Morant
1979 Peter Waltner Michael Schönewald Isabelle Assenmacher
1978 Stefan Göbbels Torsten Rebbe Marion Schaaf
1977 Hans-Georg Haumann Erick Bock Gabi Dirkes
1976 Markus Wallpott Stephan Ziegler Anja Spiegel
1975 Bernd Flegel Paul-Georg Fickus Petra Lompa
1974 Jürgen Schmitz Uwe Wagner Alexandra Ulonska
1973 Uwe Gernert Jürgen Bornemann Gabriele Joesten
1972 Harald Schwarz Hans-Peter Kruger Ingrid Braun
1971 Odo Lorenz Wolfgang Schwarz Helene Kamerschroer
1970 Dieter Schüller Georg Meyer Helene Kamerschroer
1969 Robert Wittkamp Klaus Groten Karin Mais
1968 Dietmar Broicher Michael Raetz Marita Sleuven
1967 Friedrich Stegemann Josef Wolfshohl Monika Klein
1966 Winfried Grass Willi Lonsdorfer Timon Duhme In 1965 and 1966, the virgin was embodied by a boy.
1965 Dieter-Michael Wilczek Heinz-Theo Thiebes Peter boys In 1965 and 1966, the virgin was embodied by a boy.


  • Ilse Prass / Klaus Zöller: From Carneval Heroes to Cologne Triumvirate 1823-1992 . 1st edition. Greven Verlag, Cologne 1992, ISBN 3-7743-0269-3 , p. 160 .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Dirk Schmidt, in: Lawyers and Carnival, Wattenscheid 2011
  2. ^ Bauer: All information about the farmer in the Cologne triumvirate . In: Cologne Carnival . ( [accessed February 13, 2018]).
  3. ^ The Cologne triumvirate: All information about the Cologne triumvirate . In: Cologne Carnival . ( [accessed February 13, 2018]).
  4. Tacitus, annales 12: 26-27.
  5. The Cologne triumvirate., accessed on March 26, 2014 .
  6. The Jungfrau

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