Georg Fuchs von Rügheim

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Engraving of Georg Fuchs von Rügheim by Johann Salver.
Monument to Georg Fuchs von Rügheim in Bamberg Cathedral.

Georg Fuchs von Rügheim (1519–1561) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1556 to 1561.


Georg Fuchs von Rügheim was born in Rügheim, which is today a district of Hofheim, Bavaria, on February 6, 1519.[1] He matriculated at the University of Erfurt in 1535; at Heidelberg University in 1537; and at the University of Ingolstadt in 1539.[2]

He was appointed coadjutor bishop of Bamberg on 25 August 1554, with Pope Julius III confirming the appointment on 26 May 1555.[1] He succeeded Weigand von Redwitz as Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on 22 May 1556.[1] He was ordained as a priest on 14 November 1557.[1] He was consecrated as a bishop by Petrus Rauh, auxiliary bishop of Bamberg, on 28 November 1557.[1]

He died on 22 March 1561.[1] He is buried in Bamberg Cathedral, with a monument by Kilian Sorg.[2]


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Weigand von Redwitz
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
Succeeded by
Veit von Würzburg