Fock, Gorch

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Fock, Gorch Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°34' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°17 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°00'

Gorch Fock


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 1908 (Rosa Elisabeth Reich)
  • Death by War or Terrorism 31 May 1916 (Battle of Jutland, age 35)
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Source Notes

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