Karl Heinrich von Metternich-Winneburg

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Karl Heinrich von Metternich-Winneburg

Karl Heinrich von Metternich-Winneburg (1622–1679) was elected as Archbishop-Elector of Mainz and Bishop of Worms in 1679, but died before he could be consecrated as a bishop.

Biography[edit]

Karl Heinrich von Metternich-Winneburg was born in Koblenz on July 14, 1622. He was ordained as a priest in Mainz in 1655. From 1664 to 1666, he was the rector of the University of Mainz.

The cathedral chapter of Mainz Cathedral elected Karl Heinrich von Metternich-Winneburg Archbishop of Mainz on January 9, 1679. On January 25, 1679, the cathedral chapter of Worms Cathedral elected him Bishop of Worms, thus continuing the personal union between the Archbishopric of Mainz and the Bishop of Worms that had existed since 1663. Pope Innocent XI confirmed both appointments on September 4, 1679.

He died on September 28, 1679, never having been consecrated as a bishop. He is buried in Mainz Cathedral.

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Karl Heinrich von Metternich-Winneburg
Born: 15 July 1622 in Coblentz Died: 26 September 1679 in Aschaffenburg
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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Damian Hartard von der Leyen-Hohengeroldseck
Elector-Archbishop of Mainz
1679
Succeeded by
Anselm Franz von Ingelheim
Prince-Bishop of Worms
1679
Succeeded by
Franz Emmerich Kaspar von Waldbott von Bassenheim