Franz Emmerich Kaspar von Waldbott von Bassenheim

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Franz Emmerich Kaspar von Waldbott von Bassenheim (1626–1683) was the Prince-Bishop of Worms from 1679 to 1682.[1]

Biography[edit]

Franz Emmerich Kaspar von Waldbott von Bassenheim was born in Bassenheim in 1626.[1] His father was the bailiff of the Electorate of Trier based in Lahnstein.[2]

In 1637, he was made a canon of Mainz Cathedral.[2] He later received additional canonries at Speyer Cathedral and Worms Cathedral, where he eventually became provost.[2] He became the curator of Mainz Cathedral on May 15, 1679.[2]

On November 10, 1679, the cathedral chapter of Worms Cathedral elected him to be the Prince-Bishop of Worms, with Pope Innocent XI confirming this appointment on June 26, 1681.[1] He died without having been consecrated as a bishop.[1]

He died in Speyer on July 11, 1683 and is buried in Worms Cathedral.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Profile on catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ a b c d Article on German Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Karl Heinrich von Metternich-Winneburg
Prince-Bishop of Worms
1679–1683
Succeeded by
Johannes Karl von und zu Franckenstein