Jakob von Eltz-Rübenach
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Jakob von Eltz-Rübenach (1510–1581) was the Archbishop-Elector of Trier from 1567 to 1581.
Jakob von Eltz-Rübenach began his career in the church in 1523 when he became a Domizellar of the Cathedral of Trier. He later studied law and theology at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Leuven, and the University of Freiburg. He gained a canonicate of the Cathedral of Trier on 15 September 1525. He was elected cantor of the cathedral on 30 June 1547 and as dean on 13 October 1547.
He was ordained as a priest on 6 April 1550. He was opposed to the Protestant cause, speaking out at the 1556 Reichstag in Regensberg and at the 1557 Colloquy of Worms. In 1564, he became rector of the Jesuit dominated University of Trier. In 1565, he required all students and faculty to subscribe to the Profession of the Tridentine Faith as required by the papal bull Iniunctum nobis.
Following the death of Archbishop of Trier Johann von der Leyen, the cathedral chapter of the Cathedral of Trier met in Wittlich on 7 April 1567 and elected Jakob von Eltz-Rübenach as the new Archbishop of Trier. Pope Pius V confirmed his appointment on 22 August 1567; he was consecrated as a bishop by Gregor Virneburg, Auxiliary Bishop of Trier on 17 April 1569.
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Jakob von und zu Eltz-RübenachBorn: 1510 on Eltz Castle Died: 4 June 1581 in Trier
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop-Elector of Trier
as James III
Christopher of Manderscheid-Kayl
|Prince-Abbot of Prüm