Georg Anton von Rodenstein

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Georg Anton von Rodenstein

Georg Anton von Rodenstein (1579–1652) was the Prince-Bishop of Worms from 1629 to 1652.[1]

Biography[edit]

Georg Anton von Rodenstein was born in Rodenstein on September 29, 1579.[1] He became a canon of Speyer Cathedral in 1594.[2] Between 1594 and 1601, he studied at the University of Douai, the University of Poitiers, in Rome, and at the University of Siena.[2]

He became a canon of Worms Cathedral in 1609, and was ordained as a priest in 1610.[2] He became a canon of Mainz Cathedral in 1612. He became the dean of Speyer Cathedral in 1622.[2]

On August 20, 1629, the cathedral chapter of Worms Cathedral elected him to be the new Prince-Bishop of Worms, with Pope Urban VIII confirming the appointment on September 18, 1630.[1]

He became the dean of Mainz Cathedral in 1634 and the provost of Mainz Cathedral in 1638.[2]

He died on October 30, 1652.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Profile on catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ a b c d e Profile from Consortium of European Research Libraries
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Georg Friedrich von Greiffenklau
Prince-Bishop of Worms
1629–1652
Succeeded by
Hugo Eberhard von Cratz von Schraffenstein