List of bishops and archbishops of Prague

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The following is a list of bishops and archbishops of Prague. The bishopric of Prague was established in 973, and elevated to an archbishopric on 30 April 1344. The today's Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague is the continual successor of the bishoprie established in 973 (with a 140-year sede vacante in Hussite era). Therewithal, also Orthodox archeparchy (archbishoprie), Greek Catholic exarchate and the Prague diocese and Patriarchate of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church seat in Prague.

An aerial view of St. Vitus Cathedral. The entire cathedral is situated inside the Prague Castle complex, and is the cathedral of the Archbishops of Prague.

Bishops of Prague[edit]

The names are given in Czech, with English or otherwise as suitable.

Succession Name Dates of bishopric
1. Dětmar (Thietmar, Dietmar) 973–982
2. St. Vojtěch (Adalbert of Prague) 982–996
Kristian (Strachkvas) 996 (died during consecration)
3. Thiddag (Deodadus) 998–1017
4. Ekkhard (Ekkehard, Ekhard, Helicardus) 1017–1023
5. Hyza (Hyzo, Hizzo, Izzo) 1023–1030
6. Šebíř (Severus) 1030–1067
7. Gebhart (Gebehard, Jaromír) 1068–1089
8. Kosmas 1090–1098
9. Heřman 1099–1122
10. Menhart (Meinhard) 1122–1134
11. Jan I 1134–1139
Silvestr 1139–1140 (abdicated)
12. Ota (Otto) 1140–1148
13. Daniel I 1148–1167
Gotpold (Goltpold, Gothard, Hotart) 1168 (died before installation)
14. Bedřich z Puttendorfu 1168–1179
15. Valentin (Vališ) 1179–1182
16. Jindřich Břetislav 1182–1197
17. Daniel II (Milík z Talmberka) 1197–1214
18. Ondřej 1214–1224
19. Pelhřim (Peregrin) z Vartenberka 1124–1125
20. Budilov (Budivoj, Budislav) 1225–1226
21. Jan II 1226–1236
22. Bernhard (Buchard) Kaplíř ze Sulevic 1236–1240
23. Mikuláš z Reisenburku 1240–1258
24. Jan III z Dražic 1258–1278
25. Tobiáš z Bechyně 1278–1296
26. Řehoř Zajíc z Valdeka 1296–1301
27. Jan IV z Dražic 1301–1343
28. Arnošt z Pardubic (Arnošt of Pardubice) 1343–1344

Archbishops of Prague[edit]

Succession Name Dates of archbishopric
1. Arnošt of Pardubice 1344–1364
2. Jan Očko z Vlašimi 1364–1379
3. Jan z Jenštejna 1379–1396
4. Olbram (Volfram) ze Škvorce 1369–1402
Mikuláš Puchník z Černic 1402 (died before consecration)
5. Zbyněk Zajíc z Hasenburka 1403–1411
6. Sigismund Albicus 1411–1412
7. Conrad of Vechta 1413–1421
sede vacante 1421–1561
8. Antonín Brus z Mohelnice 1561–1580
9. Martin Medek z Mohelnice 1581–1590
10. Zbyněk Berka z Dubé 1592–1606
11. Karel Graf von Lamberk 1607–1612
12. Johann Lohel 1612–1622
13. Ernst Adalbert von Harrach 1623–1667
Johann Wilhelm Graf von Liebstein von Kolovrat 1667–1668 (died before consecration)
14. Matouš Ferdinand Sobek (Zoubek) z Bílenberka 1669–1675
15. Jan Bedřich Graf von Waldstein 1675–1694
16. Jan Josef Graf von Breuner 1695–1710
17. Ferdinand Graf von Khünburg 1713–1731
18. Daniel Josef Mayer z Mayeru 1732–1733
Jan Adam Vratislav z Mitrovic 1733 (died before confirmation)
19. Johann Moriz Gustav Graf von Manderscheid–Blankenheim 1733–1763
20. Antonín Petr hrabě Příchovský z Příchovic 1764–1793
21. Wilhelm Florentin Fürst von Salm 1793–1810
22. Václav Leopold Chlumčanský z Přestavlk a Chlumčan 1815–1830
23. Alois Josef hrabě Krakovský z Kolovrat 1831–1833
24. Ondřej Alois Ankwicz ze Skarbek–Peslawice 1834–1838
25. Alois Josef svobodný pán Schrenk 1838–1849
26. Friedrich Johannes Jacob Celestin von Schwarzenberg 1849–1885
27. Franziskus von Paula Graf von Schönborn 1885–1899
28. Lev Skrbenský z Hříště 1899–1916
29. Pavel Graf von Huyn 1916–1919
30. František Kordač 1919–1931
31. Karel Kašpar 1931–1941
32. Josef Beran 1946–1969
33. František Tomášek 1977–1991
34. Miloslav Vlk 1991–2010
35. Dominik Duka since 2010

Orthodox bishops of Prague[edit]

The first orthodox mission in Czech lands were Saints Cyril and Methodius at the time of East–West Schism, but it has its centre in Moravia. The current Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church comes from the Czech Orthodox clubs and partly has arisen from the early Czechoslovak Church which has separated from the Roman Catholics in 1920s. Consequently, the Czechoslovak Church trended to Protestantism and an Orthodox branch split off. The Prague Archeparchy embodies the whole Bohemia.

Greek Catholic bishops of Prague[edit]

Apostolic Exarchate in the Czech Republic was established in 2006. Exarchs:

Prague bishops of the Czechoslovak Church and Czechoslovak Hussite Church[edit]

Czechoslovak Hussite Church (until 1971 Czechoslovak Church) has split off from the Roman Catholics in 1920s. Firstly the church varied between Catholic modernism, Ortohodoxy and Protestantism, now it is a Protestant church in principle.

Bishops of Prague Diocese:

Prague is also the seat of patriarchs. The two first Prague bishops was therewithal patriarchs. Since 1946, a patriarch is a separate bishop function.

References[edit]

  • "Biskupové". Historie arcidiecéze. Arcibiskupství pražské. Retrieved 2007-05-08.  (Czech)