Britting, Georg

POET (GERMANY)
BORN 17 Feb 1891, Regensburg: Alten Manggasse - DIED 27 Apr 1964, München: Sankt-Anna-Platz 10
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Nordfriedhof, Ungererstrasse 130 (097-U-410)

Georg Britting was the son of a civil servant. He grew up in Regensburg. In 1911 he started publishing poetry, stories and theatre criticism in the "Regensburger Neuesten Nachrichten". In 1913 his "An der Schwelle" was staged at the Stadttheater in Regensburg.

In 1914 he volunteered for the army and in 1918 he returned to Regensburg, where he became theatre critic for the "Neuen Donau-Post". Together with the painter Josef Achmann he published "Die Sichel", a magazine for poetry and graphical art. Its publication stopped in 1921 and Achmann and Britting moved to Munich.

During the next years his poetry and storiess were more succesful than his plays. During the nazi era his work was frequently published in "Das Innere Reich". In 1946 he married the actress Ingeborg Fröhlich an from 1951 onwards they lived at the Sant-Anna-Platz in Munich. In 1964 he died at home.

Sources
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989
Georg Britting – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Georg Britting at the Nordfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2003)

 


Britton, John

Published: 30 May 2010
Last update: 20 Nov 2015