Veit von Würzburg

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Engraving of Veit von Würzburg by Johann Salver.
Würzburg family coat of arms.

Veit von Würzburg (1519–1577) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1561 to 1577.

Biography[edit]

Veit von Würzburg was born in Rothenkirchen, now incorporated into Pressig, on June 15, 1519.[1]

He was elected Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on April 22, 1561, with Pope Pius IV confirming the appointment on November 19, 1561.[1] He was ordained as a priest in 1566.[1] Friedrich Lichtenauer, auxiliary bishop of Bamberg, consecrated him as a bishop on June 28, 1562.[1]

He died on July 8, 1577, and is buried in Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Profile from catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ Article on German Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Georg Fuchs von Rügheim
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
1561–1577
Succeeded by
Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt