Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
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|Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen|
4 December 1692|
|Died||23 July 1750
|Noble family||House of Hohenzollern|
|Father||Franz Anton, Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch|
|Mother||Anna Maria Eusebia of Königsegg-Aulendorf|
Anton Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (also known as Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch; 4 December 1692 in Sigmaringen – 23 July 1750 at Brühl Palace) was a German nobleman. He was a various times canon of different cathedral chapters and first minister of the Electorate of Cologne under Elector Clemens August. From 1702 until his death, he was the ruling Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch.
He was the son of Count Franz Anton and his wife Anna Maria Eusebia of Königsegg-Aulendorf.
In 1706, he joined the cathedral chapter in Cologne. From 1714 to 1726, he was also canon in Speyer. In 1725, he was appointed canon in Strasbourg. In Cologne, he was chorbishop from 1724 to 1727. In 1727, he became vice dean, and 1731, cathedral dean. In 1733, he succeeded Ferdinand of Plettenberg as prime minister of the Electorate of Cologne. However, he had much less political influence than his predecessor. In 1745, he voted on behalf of Cologne in the election of Emperor Francis I.
- F. E. von Mering: Clemens August, Herzog von Baiern, Kurfürst und Erzbischof zu Köln. Biographischer Versuch, Heberle, Cologne, 1851, p. 87 Online
- Rudolf Lill (ed.): Kurfürst Clemens August. Landesherr und Mäzen des 18. Jahrhunderts, DuMont Schauberg, Cologne, 1961, p. 169
Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-SigmaringenBorn: 4 December 1692 Died: 23 July 1750
|Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
Franz Christoph Anton
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