Cölestin Josef Ganglbauer

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Cölestin Josef Ganglbauer, O.S.B.
Cardinal, Archbishop of Vienna
See Archdiocese of Vienna
Installed August 4, 1881 — December 14, 1889
Predecessor Johann Rudolf Kutschker
Successor Anton Josef Gruscha
Other posts Previously Abbot of the monastery of Kremsmünster
Created Cardinal November 10, 1884
Personal details
Born (1817-08-20)August 20, 1817
Schiedlberg, Austrian Empire
Died December 14, 1889(1889-12-14) (aged 72)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
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Cölestin Josef Ganglbauer, O.S.B (20 August 1817, Thanstetten - 14 December 1889, Vienna) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Vienna.

Early life and education[edit]

Joseph Ganglbauer was born in Schiedlberg, Austria. He entered the Order of St. Benedict, taking the name Cölestin. He had his religious profession on 25 August 1842. Studied theology in Linz from 1839 until 1843, receiving minor orders on August 26, 1842 and the diaconate on July 15, 1843.


He was ordained priest on 22 July 1843, working in the parish of Neuhofen until 1846. Then he started academic career. He was elected Prior of the monastery of Kremsmünster in 1875 and was elected its abbot on April 19, 1876.

Episcopate and cardinalate[edit]

Ganglbauer was appointed Archbishop of Vienna on 4 August 1881. Pope Leo XIII created him cardinal priest in the consistory of November 10, 1884 with the title of Sant'Eusebio.


He died on December 14, 1889 at 1:25 p.m. in the archiepiscopal palace in Vienna. The remains were laid to rest in the metropolitan cathedral.

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Preceded by
Johann Rudolf Kutschker
Archbishop of Vienna
4 August 1881–14 December 1889
Succeeded by
Anton Josef Gruscha