Tüngel, Richard

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Tüngel, Richard Gender: M
born on 1 October 1893 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°51' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°12 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 26°56'

Richard Tüngel (Logo of "Die Zeit")


German journalist, one of the co-founders in 1946 of Die Zeit, initially as fiction editor (Feuilletonchef) and a bit later as editor-in-chief. Today Die Zeit is the most widely read German weekly newspaper.

Originally an architect and a longtime Director of Construction (Baudirektor) in Hamburg, he was removed from this position by the Nazis in 1933, and went to Berlin, where he lived until 1945 as a translator and writer. For example, one still finds his name on current German-language editions of Igor Stravinsky's memoirs.

The book Auf dem Bauche sollst du kriechen... Deutschland unter den Besatzungsmächten (Upon thy belly shalt thou go... Germany under the Occupying Powers) published in 1958, which Tüngel wrote together with journalist Hans Rudolf Berndorff, is sometimes referred to as his "memoirs".

He died on 9 March 1970 in Bad Oldesloe, aged 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bucerius, Gerd (born 19 May 1906). Notes: Co-founders of "Die Zeit"
  • associate relationship with Lorenz, Lovis H. (born 16 February 1898). Notes: Co-founders of "Die Zeit"


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1958 (Memoir, "Auf dem Bauche sollst du kriechen")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives.


  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Construction work (Director)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-founder of "Die Zeit")