Johann Christoph von Freyberg-Allmendingen
Johann Christoph von Freyberg-Allmendingen was born in Altheim (Ehingen) on September 28, 1616, the son of Kaspar von Freyberg zu Altheim und Worndorf and his wife Anna Regina von Rechberg. He was enrolled in the University of Dillingen at age 10, on October 22, 1626. He was made a canon of Augsburg Cathedral in 1630. He then began his studies at the University of Ingolstadt in 1635. He became a canon of Ellwangen Abbey in 1638. He became scholaster of Ellwangen Abbey in 1641, a post he would hold until 1655.
He was ordained as a priest in Augsburg on April 5, 1642. He became dean of Augsburg Cathedral in 1655, and its provost in 1660. On May 11, 1660, he became Prince-Provost of Ellwangen Abbey, a position he held until resigning on April 13, 1674. He became diocesan administrator of the Prince-Bishopric of Augsburg in 1661.
On August 18, 1665, he was selected as the new Prince-Bishop of Augsburg, with Pope Alexander VII confirming his appointment on October 11, 1666. Kaspar Zeiler, Auxiliary Bishop of Augsburg, consecrated him as a bishop on April 17, 1667.
|Catholic Church titles|
Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria
|Prince-Bishop of Augsburg
Alexander Sigismund von der Pfalz-Neuburg