Marquard von Berg

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Marquard von Berg (1528–1591) was Prince-Bishop of Augsburg from 1575 to 1591.

Biography[edit]

Marquard von Berg was born in Öpfingen in 1528.[1] At the age of 13, he was sent to study at the University of Ingolstadt, where he remained until 1545.[2] Starting in 1548, he studied law at the University of Padua and the University of Pavia.[2] In 1551, he interrupted his studies to take over the parish church in Langweid am Lech. He then completed his studies, graduating in 1554.[2] In 1559, he became provost of Bamberg Cathedral.[2]

He was elected Prince-Bishop of Augsburg on July 26, 1575 and Pope Gregory XIII confirmed his appointment on September 24, 1575.[1] He was ordained as a priest on December 8, 1575.[1] Michael Dornvogel, auxiliary bishop of Augsburg, consecrated him as a bishop on January 15, 1576.[1]

He died in Dillingen an der Donau on January 29, 1591.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Profile from catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ a b c d Article from German Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Johann Eglof von Knöringen
Prince-Bishop of Augsburg
1575–1591
Succeeded by
Johann Otto von Gemmingen