Marc Jongen was born in 1968 in the Italian town Meran: He initially studied economics and later on philosophy in Vienna. After serving as culture editor for the newspaper »Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung« he completed his doctorate at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung under the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk on »‘Nichtvergessenheit‘. Tradition und Wahrheit im transhistorischen Äon« (tr. Non-oblivion. Tradition and truth in the transhistorical eon) In 2014, as vice-spokesman of the National Association of Baden-Württemberg he stood for the European election as a candidate for the party »Alternative für Deutschland«.