|POET, JOURNALIST (GERMANY)|
BORN 30 Apr 1879, Frieding, Bayern (near Andechs) - DIED 21 Nov 1919, München, Bayern|
CAUSE OF DEATH peritonitis
GRAVE LOCATION Starnberg, Bayern: Friedhof Hanfelderstraße, Hanfelderstrasse 40a
Georg Queri was the son of a steamboat stoker. His mother was milk shop operator. He was their only child and he grew up in Starnberg. He was edcuated at the Königlich Humanistische Gymnasium in Neuburg an der Donau. He was always hindered by the consequences of a splinter fracture of the hip bone that resulted from gymnastics at school.
In 1900 he went to Munich, where he earned his living as a clerk. Two years later he became a journalist and he started writing stories. He contributed to Simplicissimus and from 1908 to 1919 he worked for "Jugend". His books "Bauernerotik und Bauernfehme in Oberbayern" (1911) and "Kraftbayrisch" (1912) resulted in a trial for morality, but with the help Ludwig Thomas he won his case. During the First World War he was war correspondent for the Berliner Tageblatt and for Daheim.
His novel "Der Kapuziner - Roman aus dem tiefen Bayern" was published posthumously in 1920. His comedy "Mattheis bricht’s Eis" (1918) was made into a movie in 1972. He was only 40 years old when he died in Starnberg in 1919.
Georg Queri â€“ Wikipedia