Johann Franz Schenk von Stauffenberg
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He was made a canon of Konstanz Cathedral in 1667. He studied in Dillingen an der Donau until 1675. His father died in 1676 and his mother at 1681, after which time his uncles Hans Georg von Wernau and Franz Wilhelm von Stain acted as his guardians. He became a canon of Augsburg Cathedral in 1682.
In 1694, he became coadjutor bishop of Constance. Upon the death of Marquard Rudolf von Rodt, Bishop of Constance, on June 10, 1704, he succeeded as Bishop of Constance. He was ordained as a priest on November 11, 1704. On January 26, 1705, Pope Clement XI confirmed his appointment and he was subsequently consecrated as a bishop by Vincenzo Bichi, Bishop of Frascati, on April 26, 1705.
Following a bout of mental illness on the part of Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz-Neuburg, Prince-Bishop of Augsburg, on June 11, 1714, the cathedral chapter of Augsburg Cathedral elected Stauffenberg coadjutor bishop of Augsburg, and the appointment was confirmed by Pope Clement XI on September 24, 1714. He succeeded as Prince-Bishop of Augsburg upon the death of Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz-Neuburg on January 24, 1737.
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Marquard Rudolf von Rodt
|Prince-Bishop of Constance
Hugo Damian von Schönborn
Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz-Neuburg
|Prince-Bishop of Augsburg
Joseph Ignaz Philipp von Hessen-Darmstadt