Gregor von Scherr

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Gregor von Scherr
O.S.B.
Archbishop of Munich and Freising
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Archdiocese Munich and Freising
See Munich and Freising
Appointed 19 June 1856
Installed 28 August 1856
Term ended 24 October 1877
Predecessor Karl August von Reisach
Successor Antonius von Steichele
Orders
Ordination 4 August 1829
Consecration 3 August 1856
by Antonio Saverio De Luca
Personal details
Born (1804-06-22)22 June 1804
Neunburg vorm Wald
Died 24 October 1877(1877-10-24) (aged 73)
Denomination Roman Catholic

Archbishop Gregor Leonhard Andreas von Scherr (22 June 1804 – 24 October 1877), OSB was Archbishop of Munich and Freising from 1856 until 1877.

Biography[edit]

Born on 22 June 1804, Neunburg vorm Wald, he was ordained on 4 August 1829, aged 25 as a priest of Regensburg, Germany by Cardinal Antonio Saverio De Luca. On 29 December 1833, aged 29, he joined the Order of Saint Benedict (OSB).

On 6 January 1856, aged 51, he was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising. He was confirmed as Archbishop on 19 June 1856, aged 52, and installed two months later.

He died on 24 October 1877, aged 73. He was a priest for 48 years and a bishop for 21 years.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Karl-August von Reisach
Archbishop of Munich
1856–1877
Succeeded by
Antonius von Steichele