Bishop of Speyer

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Bishop of Speyer
Bishopric
catholic
Franz Christoph von Hutten zum Stolzenberg prince bishop of Speyer.JPG
Franz Christoph von Hutten zum Stolzenberg, prince-bishop of Speyer
Incumbent:
Karl-Heinz Wiesemann
19 December 2007
Country Germany
Archdiocese Bamberg
Diocese Speyer
First incumbent Matthäus Georg von Chandelle
Formation 1802

The Bishop of Speyer is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Speyer, which is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Bamberg.[1][2] The diocese covers an area of 5,893 km². The current bishop is Karl-Heinz Wiesemann.[3]

Bishops to 1802[edit]

At some point the bishops of Speyer acquired imperial fiefs and became prince-bishops.

Name From Until
Jesse of Speir circa 346  
Hildericus episcopus circa 613  
Atanasius 610 650
Principius 650 659
Dragobodo 659 700
Otto 700 709
Siegwin I 709 725
Luido 725 743
David 743 760
Basinus 760 775
Siegwin II 775 802
Otto I 802 810
Fraido 810 814
Benedikt 814 828 or 830
Bertin, also Hertinus 828 or 830 845 or 846
Gebhard I 845 or 847 880
Goddank 881 895 or 898
Einhard, also Eginhard 895 or 898 913
Bernhard 914 922
Amalrich 913 or 923 943
Reginwalt I, also Reginhard 943 or 944 950
Gottfried I 950 960
Otgar 960 970
Balderich 970 987
Ruprecht 987 1004
Walter 1004 1031
Siegfried I 1031 1032
Reinher, also Reginher 1032 1033
Reginhard II of Dillingen,[4] also Reginbald 1033 1039
Sigbodo I, also Siegbodo 1039 1051
Arnold I of Falkenberg 1051 1056
Konrad I 1056 1060
Eginhard II of Katzenelnbogen 1060 1067
Heinrich of Scharfenberg 1067 1072 or 1073
Rüdiger Hutzmann (Hußmann?) 1073 1090
Johann I of Kraichgau 1090 1104
Gebhard II, Count of Urach 1105 1107 († 1110)
Bruno, Count of Saarbrücken (Count of Saargau) 1107 1123
Arnold II, Count of Leiningen 1124 1126
Siegfried I, Count of Wolffölden 1127 1146
Günther, Count of Henneberg 1146 1161
Ulrich I of Dürrmenz 1161 1163
Gottfried II 1164 1167
Rabodo, Count of Lobdaburg 1167 1176
Konrad II 1176 1178
Ulrich II of Rechberg 1178 1187
Otto II, Count of Henneberg 1187 1200
Conrad III of Scharfenberg 1200 1224
Beringer of Entringen 1224 1232
Konrad IV of Dahn 1233 1236
Konrad V, Count of Eberstein 1237 1245
Heinrich II, Count of Leiningen 1245 1272
Friedrich of Bolanden 1272 1302
Sigibodo II of Lichtenberg, also Siegbodo 1302 1314
Emich, Count of Leiningen, also Emicho 1314 1328
Berthold, Count of Bucheck 1328 1328
Walram, Count of Veldenz 1328 1336
Baldwin, Archbishop of Trier (Administrator) 1332 1336
Gerhard of Ehrenberg 1336 1363
Lambert of Born (Brunn?) 1364 1371
Adolf I, Count of Nassau 1371 1388
Nikolaus I aus Wiesbaden 1388 1396
Raban of Helmstatt 1396 1438
Reinhard of Helmstatt 1438 1456
Siegfried III Freiherr of Venningen 1456 1459
Johann II Nix of Hoheneck, aka Enzenberger 1459 1464
Matthias Freiherr of Rammingen 1464 1478
Ludwig of Helmstädt 1478 1504
Philip I of Rosenberg 1504 1513
George, Count Palatine by Rhine 1513 1529
Philip II of Flersheim 1529 1552
Rudolf of Frankenstein 1552 1560
Marquard Freiherr of Hattstein 1560 1581
Eberhard of Dienheim 1581 1610
Philipp Christoph von Sötern 1610 1652
Lothar Friedrich of Metternich 1652 1675
Johann Hugo von Orsbeck 1675 1711
Heinrich Hartard of Rollingen 1711 1719
Hugo Damian of Schönborn[5] 1719 1743
Franz Christoph of Hutten zu Stolzenberg 1743 1770
Damian August Philipp Karl, Count of Limburg-Stirum-Vehlen 1770 1797
Philipp Franz Wilderich of Walderdorf 1801 1802 († 1810)
Sede vacante 1802 1818
Secularization and division of the diocese[6] 1803

Bishops after 1818[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
1802 to 5 February 1818 Sede vacante Secularization and division of the bishopric of Speyer
5 February 1818 to 30 June 1826 Matthäus Georg von Chandelle Priest of Mainz;ordained 9 December 1821; died in office
22 July 1826 to 25 March 1835 Johann Martin Manl Priest of Mainz; confirmed 9 April 1827; ordained 25 April 1827; appointed Bishop of Eichstätt
23 March 1835 to 20 September 1836 Johann Peter von Richarz Priest of Würzburg; confirmed 24 July 1835; ordained 1 November 1835; Appointed Bishop of Augsburg
20 September 1836 to 23 May 1842 Johannes von Geissel Priest of Speyer; confirmed 19 May 1837; ordained 13 August 1837; Appointed Bishop of Cologne
5 March 1842 to 13 December 1869 Nicolaus von Weis Priest of Speyer; confirmed 23 May 1842; ordained 10 July 1842; died in office
6 May 1870 to 4 April 1871 Konrad Reither Priest of Speyer; confirmed 27 June 1870; ordained 18 September 1870; died in office
23 May 1872 to 31 May 1876 Bonifatius von Haneberg, OSB Priest of the Order of Saint Benedict; confirmed 29 July 1872; ordained 25 August 1872; died in office
9 June 1878 to 18 March 1905 Joseph Georg von Ehrler Priest of Würzburg; confirmed 9 June 1878; ordained 15 July 1878; died in office
21 March 1905 to 9 September 1910 Konrad von Busch Priest of Speyer; confirmed 30 May 1905; ordained 16 July 1905; died in office
4 November 1910 to 26 May 1917 Michael von Faulhaber Priest of Speyer; confirmed 7 January 1911; ordained 19 February 1911; appointed Archbishop of München und Freising
28 May 1917 to 20 May 1943 Ludwig Sebastian Priest of Bamberg; confirmed 31 July 1917; ordained 23 September 1917; died in office
20 May 1943 to 9 August 1952 Joseph Wendel Coadjutor Bishop of Speyer; installed 4 June 1943; Appointed Archbishop of München und Freising
22 December 1952 to 10 February 1968 Isidor Markus Emanuel Priest of Speyer; ordained 1 February 1953; resigned
28 May 1968 to 28 October 1982 Friedrich Wetter Priest of Speyer; ordained 29 June 1968; Appointed Archbishop of München und Freising
25 August 1983 to 10 February 2007 Anton Schlembach Priest of Würzburg; ordained 16 October 1983
19 December 2007 to present Karl-Heinz Wiesemann Auxiliary bishop of Paderborn; ordained 2 March 2008

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Speyer" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Speyer" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bischöfe". Home page of the Diocese of Speyer (in German). Bistum Speyer. 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-06. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Reginhard II/Reginbald according to Gumbert was the architect of the Speyer Cathedral.
  5. ^ Hugo Damian of Schönborn moved the seat of the bishopric to Bruchsal.
  6. ^ The diocese was and secularized in 1803 by France and with the Rhine as a border, divided between France and the margraviate of Baden.
  7. ^ "Bishop Pierre Spitznagel, O. Carm." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016


Roman Catholic Hierarchy in Germany
    Archdioceses Dioceses
    Bamberg Eichstätt | Speyer | Würzburg
    Berlin Dresden-Meissen | Görlitz
    Freiburg im Breisgau Mainz | Rottenburg-Stuttgart
    Hamburg Hildesheim | Osnabrück
    Cologne Aachen | Essen | Limburg | Münster | Trier
    Munich & Freising Augsburg | Passau | Regensburg
    Paderborn Erfurt | Fulda | Magdeburg
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