Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

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Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father Franz Anton, Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
Mother Anna Maria Eusebia of Königsegg-Aulendorf
Born (1692-12-04)4 December 1692
Sigmaringen
Died 23 July 1750(1750-07-23) (aged 57)
Brühl Palace
Buried Cologne Cathedral

Anton Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (also known as Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch; 4 December 1692 in Sigmaringen – 23 July 1750 at Brühl Palace) was a German nobleman. He was a various times canon of different cathedral chapters and first minister of the Electorate of Cologne under Elector Clemens August. From 1702 until hist death, he was the ruling Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Count Franz Anton and his wife Anna Maria Eusebia of Königsegg-Aulendorf.

In 1706, he joined the cathedral chapter in Cologne. From 1714 to 1726, he was also canon in Speyer. In 1725, he was appointed canon in Strasbourg. In Cologne, he was chorbishop from 1724 to 1727. In 1727, he became vice dean, and 1731, cathedral dean. In 1733, he succeeded Ferdinand of Plettenberg as prime minister of the Electorate of Cologne. However, he had much less political influence than his predecessor. In 1745, he voted on behalf of Cologne in the election of Emperor Francis I.

He died in 1750, and was buried in the Cologne Cathedral. He was unmarried and childless. He was succeeded as Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch by his younger brother Franz Christoph Anton.

References[edit]

  • F. E. von Mering: Clemens August, Herzog von Baiern, Kurfürst und Erzbischof zu Köln. Biographischer Versuch, Heberle, Cologne, 1851, p. 87 Online
  • Rudolf Lill (ed.): Kurfürst Clemens August. Landesherr und Mäzen des 18. Jahrhunderts, DuMont Schauberg, Cologne, 1961, p. 169

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Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Born: 4 December 1692 23 July
Preceded by
Franz Anton
Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
1702-1750
Succeeded by
Franz Christoph Anton