Melchior Otto Voit von Salzburg

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Melchior Otto von Voit von Salzburg

Melchior Otto Voit von Salzburg (1603–1653) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1642 to 1653.

Biography[edit]

Melchior Otto von Voit von Salzburg was born in Eichenhausen, which is today part of Wülfershausen, on June 19, 1603.[1]

He served as a Landrichter (judge) in Würzburg and later as cantor of Würzburg Cathedral.[2]

He was appointed Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on August 25, 1642, with Pope Urban VIII confirming his appointment on May 5, 1643.[1] He was never consecrated as a bishop, and died with the clerical rank of priest.[1]

As bishop-elect, he founded the Ottoniana Academia (named after his patron saint, Otto of Bamberg), which later became the University of Bamberg.[2]

He died on January 4, 1653.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Profile on catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ a b Article on German Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Franz von Hatzfeld
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
1642–1653
Succeeded by
Philipp Valentin Albrecht Voit von Rieneck