Jakob Sigismund von Reinach-Steinbrunn

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Jakob Sigismund von Reinach-Steinbrunn (1683–1743) was the Prince-Bishop of Basel from 1737 to 1743.[1]


Jakob Sigismund von Reinach-Steinbrunn was born in Obersteinbrunn, the son of Johann Jakob Kaspar Sigmund Freiherr von Reinach-Steinbrunn (d. 1693) and his wife Maria Salome Lucia von Pfirt (d. 1721).[2]

From 1703 to 1705, he attended the Jesuit gymnasium in Porrentruy.[2] He then studied Christian theology at the Collegium Germanicum in Rome.[2]

He became a canon in 1707, and was ordained as a priest on September 18, 1717.[3] He became the provost of Basel Münster in 1726.[2]

On June 4, 1737, the cathedral chapter of Basel Münster elected him to be the new Prince-Bishop of Basel, with Pope Clement XII confirming his appointment on September 30, 1737.[3] He was consecrated as a bishop by Cardinal Barni on June 29, 1738.[3]

He died on December 16, 1743.[3]


  1. ^ Sprink & Son's Monthly Numismatic Circle, Vol I. (1893), p. 446
  2. ^ a b c d Article on German Wikipedia
  3. ^ a b c d Profile on catholic-hierarchy.org
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Johann Konrad von Reinach-Hirtzbach
Prince-Bishop of Basel
Succeeded by
Josef Wilhelm Rinck von Baldenstein