Georg Friedrich von Greiffenklau

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Georg Friedrich von Greiffenklau

Georg Friedrich von Greiffenklau zu Vollrads (also spelled Greiffenclau; 8 September 1573 – 6 July 1629) was the Prince-Bishop of Worms from 1616 to 1629 and the Archbishop-Elector of Mainz from 1626 to 1629.


Georg Friedrich von Greiffenklau zu Vollrads was born in Schloss Vollrads on 8 September 1573. He was educated at the Collegium Germanicum in Rome. He then worked as an official in the Archbishopric of Mainz.

In 1616, the cathedral chapter of Worms Cathedral elected him to be Bishop of Worms. The cathedral chapter of Mainz Cathedral elected him to also be Archbishop of Mainz in 1626. As Archchancellor of the Holy Roman Empire, Georg Friedrich authored the Edict of Restitution in 1627.

He died in Mainz on 6 July 1629.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Wilhelm von Essern
Prince-Bishop of Worms
Succeeded by
Georg Anton von Rodenstein
Preceded by
Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg
Archbishop-Elector of Mainz
Succeeded by
Anselm Casimir Wambold von Umstadt