Alois Josef, Freiherr von Schrenk

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The Most Reverend

Alois Josef,
Freiherr von Schrenk
Prince-Archbishop of Prague
An 1838 medal commemorating the elevation of Alois Josef von Schrenk to the archbishopric of Prague.[1]
Installed 4 November 1838
Term ended 5 March 1849 (10 years, 4 months)
Predecessor Ondřej Alois Ankwicz ze Skarbek–Peslawice
Successor Bedřich Schwarzenberg
Personal details
Born 24 March 1802
Zbenice, Czech Republic
Died 5 March 1849(1849-03-05) (aged 46)
Prague, Czech Republic
Nationality German
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

Alois Josef, Freiherr von Schrenk und Nötzig (in Czech, Aloys Josef svobodný pán Schrenk z Notzing) (24 March 1802 – 5 March 1849) was the Roman Catholic archbishop of Prague from 1838 to 1849.


Schrenk was born in Zbenice in 1802 with the hereditary title of Freiherr von Schrenk und Nötzig. He was ordained a priest in 1825. On 12 February 1838, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Olomouc in the Czech Republic, as well as titular bishop of Ptolemais in Phoenicia. On 20 June 1838, Schrenk was appointed archbishop of Prague (called Prince Archbishop), was confirmed on 17 September 1838, and subsequently installed on 4 November 1838. On 5 March 1849, he died at the age of 46, having been a bishop for 10 years.[2]

The 1911 Catholic Encyclopedia makes mention of Schrenk in its entry for Prague:

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Clearly visible are his own coat of arms with the Freiherr crown. The inscription gives his name in Czech as ALOYS JOSEF SWOBODNÝ PÁN SCHRENK Z NOTZING.
  2. ^ Cheney, David M (2006-10-26). "Archbishop Alois Josef Schrenk". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 
  3. ^ This is perhaps a dating error. Other sources state that Schrenk was appointed to his position in 1838, and if the 1848 date is to be believed, his archepiscopate would be almost too brief for mention.
  4. ^ Wolfsgruber, C (1911). "Prague". The Catholic Encyclopedia. VII. Robert Appleton Company. Archived from the original on 27 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Andreas Alois Ankwicz von Skarbek-Poslawice
Archbishop of Prague
Succeeded by
Friedrich Johannes Jacob Celestin von Schwarzenberg