Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein

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Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein

Freiherr Johann Philipp Anton von und zu Frankenstein (1695–1753) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1746 to 1753.

Biography[edit]

Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein was born in Forchheim on 27 March 1695, the son of Johannes Freiherr von und zu Frankenstein and his wife Maria Margareta Freiin von Eyb.[1]

He was ordained as a priest on 22 September 1736.[2] He was appointed Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on 26 September 1746, with Pope Benedict XIV confirming the appointment on 19 December 1746.[2] He was consecrated as a bishop by Heinrich Joseph von Nitschke, auxiliary bishop of Bamberg on 23 March 1749.[2]

He died in Bamberg on 3 June 1753 and is buried in Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile from catholic-hierarchy.org, Article on German Wikipedia
  2. ^ a b c Profile from catholic-hierarchy.org
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Friedrich Karl von Schönborn
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
1746–1753
Succeeded by
Franz Konrad von Stadion und Thannhausen