Matter, Mani

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Matter, Mani Gender: M
Hans-Peter Matter
born on 4 August 1936 at 21:45 (= 9:45 PM )
Place Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland, 47n12, 7e41
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°15' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°53 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 04°26'

Portrait of Mani Matter 
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Mani Matter
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Popular Swiss singer-songwriter. He grew up in Bern, studied law and, after his PhD, taught law at Berne university. Matter performed his own chansons in contemporary Bernese German at local venues and on the radio; he accompanied himself on the guitar. He was killed on 24 November 1972 in a car accident on his way home from a concert.

His Bernese German songs remain very popular in the Swiss German speaking part of Switzerland, and Matter is a great influence on the dialect music scene in Bern, and his songs are frequently covered.Song books:"Us emene lääre Gygechaste","Warum syt dir soo truurig?"

"Sudelhefte". It is often overseen that the texts of his songs are far more political than thought or heard for the first time.Some members think that he would have written books instead of created more songs.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Accident 24 November 1972 at 5:00 PM in Kilchberg (car accident on the autobahn, drove into a tree)
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Source Notes

Taeger archive, Michael Keller quotes his wife Joy Matter.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (singer/song writer of chansons)
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist