Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels

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Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels
Archbishop of Cologne
Kurfürst Max Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels.jpg
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Cologne
See Cologne
Appointed 1761
Term ended 1784
Personal details
Born 13 May 1708
Died 15 April 1784

Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels (13 May 1708 – 15 April 1784) was the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne and the Bishop of Münster from 1761 to 1784.

He was born in Cologne, son of Albert-Eusebius-Franz von Königsegg-Rothenfels and his wife Maria von Manderscheid-Blankenheim. He was the first Elector of Cologne to come from outside the Bavarian Wittelsbach dynasty since 1583.

He was the first employer and patron of the young Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Preceded by
Clemens August I of Bavaria
Archbishop-Elector of Cologne and Duke of Westphalia
Succeeded by
Maximilian Francis of Austria
Prince-Bishop of Münster