Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim

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Engraving of Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim by Johann Salver.

Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim (1586–1633) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1623 to 1633.

Biography[edit]

Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim was born in Wiesentheid on April 23, 1586.[1]

He was elected Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on February 13, 1623.[1]

From 1626 to 1631, he presided over the Bamberg witch trials, which saw the execution of 300-600 individuals, the most notable of which was Bamberg mayor Johannes Junius.[2]

In the midst of the Thirty Years' War, troops under Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and John George I, Elector of Saxony occupied the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg on February 11, 1632, forcing Fuchs von Dornheim to flee.[2]

He died in exile in Spital am Pyhrn on March 29, 1633.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile from catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ a b c Article on German Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Johann Gottfried von Aschhausen
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
1623–1633
Succeeded by
Franz von Hatzfeld