Guardini, Romano

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Guardini, Romano Gender: M
Romano Michele Antonio Maria Guardini
born on 17 February 1885 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Verona, Italy, 45n27, 11e0
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°34' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 21°10 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°49'

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Romano Guardini


German catholic priest, author, and academic. He was one of the most important figures in Catholic intellectual life in 20th-century.

Guardini was born in Verona but his family moved to Mainz when he was one year old and he lived in Germany for the rest of his life. After studying chemistry in Tübingen for two semesters, and economics in Munich and Berlin for three, he discerned a vocation to the priesthood. He studied Theology in Freiburg im Breisgau and Tübingen, and was ordained priest in Mainz in 1910. He briefly worked in a pastoral position before returning to Freiburg to work on his doctorate in Theology. He received the doctorate in 1915, for a dissertation on Bonaventure. He completed his “Habilitation” in Dogmatic Theologyat the University of Bonn in 1922, again with a dissertation on Bonaventure. Throughout this period he also worked as a chaplain to the Catholic youth movement.

In 1923 he was appointed to a chair in Philosophy of Religion at the University of Berlin, which he held until forced to resign by the Nazis in 1939. In the 1935 essay “Der Heiland” (The Saviour) he had openly criticized Nazi mythologizing of the person of Jesus, and emphasized the Jewishness of Jesus. From 1943 to 1945 he retired to Mooshausen, where his friend Josef Weiger had been parish priest since 1917.

In 1945 Guardini was appointed professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen, and resumed lecturing on the Philosophy of Religion. Finally, in 1948, he became professor at the University of Munich, where he remained until retiring, for health reasons, in 1962.

Romano Guardini died in Munich on 1 October 1968, aged 83.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2

Sy Scholfield cites same data from birth certificate quoted in "Romano Guardini, 1885-1968: Leben und Werk" by Hanna Gerl-Falkovitz, ‎Hanna-Barbara Gerl (Matthias-Grünewald, 1985), p. 17: "Romano Michele Antonio Maria Guardini, wie die Taufurkunde lautet, wurde am 17. Februar 1885 nachts um 1.30 Uhr in der Via Leoncino N° 14 in Verona geboren."


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy