Franz Maria Doppelbauer

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Franz Maria Doppelbauer
Bishop of Linz
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Franz Maria Doppelbauer, Bishop of Linz
In office 1889-1908
Personal details
Born 1845
Died 1908

Franz Maria Doppelbauer (1845–1908) was the bishop of Linz from 1889 to 1908.

He was a patron and promoter of Catholic interests in Austria. He gave encouragement to Catholic associations and the Catholic press, establishing personally a newspaper.

He founded at Urfahr a seminary for boys, the Petrinum, as atraining-ground for the future clergy. The completion of the cathedral (consecrated May, 1905) was also due to his energetic efforts.