Philip II of Daun-Oberstein
Philip II of Daun-Oberstein was the fourth son of Graf Wirich IV of Daun-Oberstein and his wife Margaretha of Leiningen. As a younger son, he was groomed for a career in the church from an early age. He became a canon of Cologne Cathedral, and then became Domscholaster of the cathedral chapter in 1488, and then dean of Cologne Cathedral in 1489. He was also made a canon of the Cathedral of Trier.
Archbishop of Cologne
On November 13, 1508, the cathedral chapter of Cologne Cathedral elected Philip II to be the new Archbishop of Cologne after the main rival candidate, Eric of Saxe-Lauenburg (later Prince-Bishop of Münster), withdrew. He received papal confirmation on January 31, 1509 and received was consecrated as a bishop by Erard de La Marck, Prince-Bishop of Liège, on November 14, 1509. He continued the policies of his predecessor Hermann IV of Hesse, and inherited from him the controversy surrounding the independence of the city of Cologne. Philip's provincial synods are well-known.
Philip died in Bonn in 1515, and was buried next to Herman IV of Hesse in Cologne Cathedral.
|Catholic Church titles|
Hermann IV of Hesse
|Archbishop-Elector of Cologne
Hermann of Wied