Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

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The German Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg, established by Pope Pius VII on August 16, 1821, was renamed the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart on January 18, 1978 under Pope Paul VI. The following men have served as Bishop of the diocese:

Johann Baptist von Keller January 28, 1828 - October 17, 1845
Josef von Lipp June 14, 1847 - May 3, 1869
Karl Joseph von Hefele June 17, 1869 - June 5, 1893
Wilhelm von Reiser June 5, 1893 - May 11, 1898
Franz Xaver von Linsenmann July 20, 1898 - September 21, 1898
Paul Wilhelm Keppler November 11, 1898 - July 16, 1926
Johannes Baptista Sproll March 29, 1927 - March 4, 1949
Carl Joseph Leiprecht July 4, 1949 - June 4, 1974
Georg Moser March 12, 1975 - May 9, 1988
Walter Kasper April 17, 1989 - May 31, 1999
Gebhard Fürst July 7, 2000 - incumbent