Ernst von Mengersdorf

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Engraving of Ernst von Mengersdorf by Johann Salver.

Ernst von Mengersdorf (1554–1591) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1583 to 1591.

Biography[edit]

Ernst von Mengersdorf was born in Bamberg on October 23, 1554.[1]

He was elected Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on September 2, 1583, with Pope Gregory XIII confirming his appointment on November 21, 1583.[1] He was consecrated as a bishop by Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, Bishop of Würzburg, on May 20, 1584.[1]

He died on October 21, 1591, and is buried in Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Profile on catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ Article on German Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Martin von Eyb
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
1583–1591
Succeeded by
Neytard von Thüngen