German Student Corps

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Corps (or Korps; "das ~" (n), (sg.), (pl.)) are the oldest still-existing kind of Studentenverbindung, Germany's traditional university corporations; their roots date back to the 15th century.wikipedia
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Studentenverbindung

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Corps (or Korps; "das ~" (n), (sg.), (pl.)) are the oldest still-existing kind of Studentenverbindung, Germany's traditional university corporations; their roots date back to the 15th century.
Studentenverbindung (often referred to as Verbindung) is the umbrella term for many different kinds of fraternity-type associations in German-speaking countries, including Corps, Burschenschaften, Landsmannschaften, Turnerschaften and Catholic fraternities.

Weinheimer Senioren-Convent

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The corps are organized in two federations, the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband (KSCV) and the Weinheimer Senioren-Convent (WSC).
It comprises roughly 60 German Corps, all of which are based upon the principle of tolerance.

Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband

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The corps are organized in two federations, the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband (KSCV) and the Weinheimer Senioren-Convent (WSC).
It comprises roughly 105 German, Austrian and a Swiss Corps, all of which are based upon the principle of tolerance.

Burschenschaft

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The German Student Corps were traditionally recruited from the nobility, royalty, and social elite, and are traditionally viewed as more aristocratic and elitist than other German student fraternities such as the Catholic Cartellverband and the Burschenschaften.
Like the Landsmannschaften or the Corps, a student association based on particular German region, the Burschenschaft members also engaged in duelling.

Corps Rhenania Heidelberg

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Corps Rhenania Heidelberg is a member Corps of the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband, the oldest association of student fraternities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Corps Hannovera Göttingen

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The Corps Hannovera Göttingen is one of the oldest German Student Corps, a Studentenverbindung or student corporation founded on January 18, 1809 at the Georg August University of Göttingen by students like Georg Kloss.

Academic fencing

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The corps belong to the tradition of student fraternities which wear couleur and practice academic fencing. Corpsstudenten (corps students) wear couleur (colored stripes and caps) and practice Mensuren, academic fencing with razor-sharp blades that can result in bleeding face wounds, Schmisse.
Today, the Mensur is practiced by about 400 traditional Studentenverbindung fraternities in Germany, several of the Corps, Burschenschaften, Landsmannschaften, Turnerschaften and Sängerschaften.

Corps Borussia Bonn

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The Corps Borussia Bonn is a German Student Corps at the University of Bonn.

Corps Austria Frankfurt am Main

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Corps Austria is a member Corps of the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband, the association of the oldest student fraternities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Fraternity

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Although distinct, the corps are in some aspects similar to and serve many of the same purposes of college fraternities found in the United States.
In Germany the German Student Corps are the oldest academic fraternities.

Philipp Franz von Siebold

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Born into a family of doctors and professors of medicine in Würzburg (then in the Bishopric of Würzburg, later part of Bavaria), Siebold initially studied medicine at University of Würzburg from November 1815, where he became a member of the Corps Moenania Würzburg.

Corps Altsachsen Dresden

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It was founded on October 31, 1861 and is one of 162 German Student Corps in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia and Hungary today.

Paul Güssfeldt

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After attending the Collège Français in his home city, he studied natural sciences and mathematics in Heidelberg (where he joined the Vandalia student corps), from 1859 to 1865, and then in Berlin, Gießen and Bonn.

Dueling scar

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Corpsstudenten (corps students) wear couleur (colored stripes and caps) and practice Mensuren, academic fencing with razor-sharp blades that can result in bleeding face wounds, Schmisse.
Roughly 300 fencing fraternities (Studentenverbindungen) still exist today and most of them are grouped into umbrella organizations such as the Corps, Landsmannschaft or the Deutsche Burschenschaft (DB) in the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and several other European nations.

Alfred Brehm

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Like his brother Reinhold, he became active with the student corps Saxonia Jena; because of his expedition to North Africa, he received the nickname Pharaoh from his corps brothers.

Rudolph Hering

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He came to Dresden at age 13 to attend school there and studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden as a member of the German Student Corps Altsachsen.

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Corps (or Korps; "das ~" (n), (sg.), (pl.)) are the oldest still-existing kind of Studentenverbindung, Germany's traditional university corporations; their roots date back to the 15th century.

Corporation (university)

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Corps (or Korps; "das ~" (n), (sg.), (pl.)) are the oldest still-existing kind of Studentenverbindung, Germany's traditional university corporations; their roots date back to the 15th century.

Couleur

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The corps belong to the tradition of student fraternities which wear couleur and practice academic fencing. Corpsstudenten (corps students) wear couleur (colored stripes and caps) and practice Mensuren, academic fencing with razor-sharp blades that can result in bleeding face wounds, Schmisse.

Germany

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Together, they comprise 162 Corps throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Switzerland and Lithuania.

Austria

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Together, they comprise 162 Corps throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Switzerland and Lithuania.

Belgium

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Together, they comprise 162 Corps throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Switzerland and Lithuania.

Netherlands

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Together, they comprise 162 Corps throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Switzerland and Lithuania.

Estonia

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Together, they comprise 162 Corps throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Switzerland and Lithuania.