Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt

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Engraving of Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt by Johann Salver.
Zobel family coat of arms.

Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt (1543–1580) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1577 to 1580.

Biography[edit]

Born July 20, 1543 to Hans Zobel von Giebelstadt and Apollonia (born von Bibra). Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt was elected Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on August 20, 1577, with Pope Gregory XIII confirming his appointment on January 29, 1578.[1] He was ordained as a priest but never consecrated as a bishop.[1]

He died on September 7, 1580, and is buried in Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile from catholic-hierarchy.org
  2. ^ Article on German Wikipedia
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Veit von Würzburg
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
1577–1580
Succeeded by
Martin von Eyb