|Birthname||Johann Wilhelm Kinau|
|born on||22 August 1880 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )|
|Place||Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59|
|Timezone||LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||29°34' 27°17 Asc. 11°00'|
German author whose other pseudonyms were Jakob Holst and Giorgio Focco. In 1904, Kinau started publishing poetry and stories in his native Low German dialect. In 1913, he published his most popular work, the novel Seefahrt ist Not!, in which he describes the life of the deep sea fishermen of his home island of Finkenwerder (now part of Hamburg).
In the First World War, Kinau was drafted into the German infantry in 1915. He fought in Serbia and Russia and later at Verdun. From 1916 he served in the German Navy, having requested the transfer. He served as a lookout on the light cruiser SMS Wiesbaden and died on 31 May 1916, aged 35, when the ship was sunk in the Battle of Jutland.
- sibling relationship with Kinau, Rudolf (born 23 March 1887)
- Relationship : Marriage 1908 (Rosa Elisabeth Reich)
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg archives.
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
- Vocation : Military : Combat
- Vocation : Military : Killed
- Vocation : Military : Military service (German Navy, WWI)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
- Vocation : Writers : Poet