Marquard Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg

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Marquard Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg

Marquard Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg (1644–1693) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1683 to 1693.

Biography[edit]

Marquard Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg was born in Eichstätt on May 14, 1644.

He became a canon of Bamberg Cathedral, Würzburg Cathedral, and Augsburg Cathedral. On June 10, 1683, he was elected Prince-Bishop of Bamberg. Pope Innocent XI confirmed his appointment on September 2, 1686. He was ordained as a priest and consecrated as a bishop by Stephan Weinberger, auxiliary bishop of Augsburg, on April 6, 1687.

He received Schloss Greifenstein and rebuilt it in Baroque style, 1691–93, employing the Bavarian architect Leonhard Dientzenhofer. He also commissioned the building of Schloss Seehof.

He died on October 9, 1693.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Peter Philipp von Dernbach
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
1683–1693
Succeeded by
Lothar Franz von Schönborn