Johann IX. Philipp von Walderdorff

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Johann Philipp von Walderdorff.
Palace in Trier, partly built by Johann Philipp von Walderdorff
Memorial in the Cathedral of Trier

Johann Philipp von Walderdorff (24 May 1701 – 12 January 1768) was the Archbishop-Elector of Trier from 1756 until 1768, and the Prince-Bishop of Worms from 1763 until 1768.

Biography[edit]

John Philip was born in Molsberg. He became the general vicar of the upper diocese, and in 1742 was made a governor. With French support, in 1754 he was promoted to be the coadjutor and designated successor of Archbishop-Elector Francis George of Schönborn-Buchheim. In 1756 after Francis died John Philip succeeded him, and in 1763 he was also elected the Prince-Bishop of Worms.

John Philip rebuilt the residence of the archbishops in Trier, Engers in Coblenz, and his family's castle of Molsberg in Westerwald. He died in 1768.

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Johann IX. Philipp von Walderdorff
Born: 24 May 1701 on Molsberg Castle near Montabaur Died: 12 January 1768 in Trier
Catholic Church titles
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Franz Georg von Schönborn-Buchheim
Archbishop-Elector of Trier and
Prince-Abbot of Prüm
as John IX

1756–1768
Succeeded by
Prince Clemens Wenceslaus of Saxony
Preceded by
Johann Friedrich Karl von Ostein
Prince-Bishop of Worms
1763–1768
Succeeded by
Emmerich Joseph von Breidbach-Bürresheim