Joseph Ignaz Philipp von Hessen-Darmstadt

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Joseph Ignaz Philipp von Hessen-Darmstadt

Joseph Ignaz Philipp von Hessen-Darmstadt (1699–1768) was the Prince-Bishop of Augsburg from 1740 to 1768.

Biography[edit]

Joseph Ignaz Philipp von Hessen-Darmstadt was born in Brussels on January 22, 1699, the son of Philip of Hesse-Darmstadt and his wife Princess Marie Therese von Croÿ (1673–1714), daughter of Ferdinand François Joseph von Croÿ, 3rd Duke of Havré.[1] He was raised partially in Mantua.[1]

He was ordained as a priest in Augsburg on March 13, 1729.[2] The cathedral chapter of Augsburg Cathedral elected him to be Prince-Bishop of Augsburg on August 18, 1740, and Pope Benedict XIV confirmed this appointment on January 2, 1741.[2] He was subsequently consecrated as a bishop by Johann Jakob von Mayr, auxiliary bishop of Augsburg, on February 12, 1741.[2]

On April 29, 1764, the cathedral chapter of Augsburg Cathedral elected Prince Clemens Wenceslaus of Saxony as his coadjutor bishop, an appointment approved by Pope Clement XIII only on the condition that Prince Clemens Wenceslaus of Saxony would renounce his titles of Prince-Bishop of Freising and Prince-Bishop of Regensburg upon becoming Prince-Bishop of Augsburg.[1]

Joseph Ignaz Philipp von Hessen-Darmstadt died in Plombières-les-Bains on August 20, 1768.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Article on German Wikipedia
  2. ^ a b c Profile from catholic-hierarchy.org
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Johann Franz Schenk von Stauffenberg
Prince-Bishop of Augsburg
1740–1768
Succeeded by
Prince Clemens Wenceslaus of Saxony