Conrad Baenninger Switzerland

Biography of Conrad Baenninger

Conrad Baenninger enrolled at the University in 1925 for a Junior Honours English Language course under Ritchie Girvan.

Born in Zurich, Baenninger worked as a secondary school teacher in Uster until 1923, when he became a freelance writer. Between 1933 and 1959, he worked again a teacher.

Baenninger made his literary debut in 1917 with Stille Soldaten, poems about the Swiss Border Guard Corps, which received much acclaim.


Conrad Baenninger
Born 15 September 1890.
Died 25 August 1981.
GU Degree: Arts, 1925-26;
University Link: Short Course Cadet
Occupation categories: authors; school teachers
English snippet: Arts student at the University, Swiss poet
Record last updated: 1st Mar 2013

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Switzerland Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich
Place of Birth

Switzerland Switzerland, B├╝lach
Place of Death

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  • Short Course Cadet