Marquard von Berg

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Marquard von Berg (1528 – 29 January 1591) was Prince-Bishop of Augsburg from 1575 to 1591.


Marquard von Berg was born in Öpfingen in 1528.[1] At the age of 13, he was sent to study at the University of Ingolstadt, where he remained until 1545.[2] Starting in 1548, he studied law at the University of Padua and the University of Pavia.[2] In 1551, he interrupted his studies to take over the parish church in Langweid am Lech. He then completed his studies, graduating in 1554.[2] In 1559 he became provost of Bamberg Cathedral.[2]

He was elected Prince-Bishop of Augsburg on 26 July 1575 and Pope Gregory XIII confirmed his appointment on 24 September 1575.[1] He was ordained as a priest on 8 December 1575.[1] Michael Dornvogel, auxiliary bishop of Augsburg, consecrated him as a bishop on 15 January 1576.[1]

He died in Dillingen an der Donau on 29 January 1591.[1]


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Johann Eglof von Knöringen
Prince-Bishop of Augsburg
Succeeded by
Johann Otto von Gemmingen