Franz Joseph von Stein

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Franz Joseph von Stein
Archbishop of Munich und Freising
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Archdiocese Munich und Freising
See Munich und Freising
Appointed 24 December 1897
Installed 18 April 1898
Term ended 4 May 1909
Predecessor Antonius von Thoma
Successor Franziskus A. von Bettinger
Orders
Ordination 10 August 1855
Consecration 18 May 1879
by Friedrich Josef von Schreiber
Personal details
Born (1832-04-04)4 April 1832
Amorbach
Died 4 May 1909(1909-05-04) (aged 77)
Nationality German
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Bishop of Würzburg (1879-1897)
Coat of arms

Franz Joseph von Stein (4 April 1832 – 4 May 1909) was Archbishop of München und Freising from 1897 until 1909.

Biography[edit]

Born 4 April 1832, Amorbach, on 10 August 1855, aged 23, he was ordained a priest of Würzburg, Germany and consecrated by archbishop Friedrich von Schreiber and Bishops Joseph Georg von Ehrler and Joseph Franz von Weckert.

On 19 October 1878, aged 46, he was appointed Bishop of Würzburg, and confirmed and ordained early the following year. On 24 December 1897, aged 65, he was appointed Archbishop of München und Freising and installed on 18 April 1898.

He died on 4 May 1909, aged 77. He had been a priest for 53 years and a bishop for 30 years.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Antonius von Thoma
Archbishop of Munich
1897–1909
Succeeded by
Franziskus von Bettinger