Rudolf von Scherenberg

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Rudolf II von Scherenberg
Prince-Bishop of Würzburg
Detail of tomb of Rudolf von Scherenberg by Tilman Riemenschneider in Würzburg Cathedral (1496-1499).
See Würzburg
Appointed 20 June 1466
Installed 28 September 1466
Term ended 29 April 1495
Predecessor Johann von Grumbach
Successor Lorenz von Bibra
Consecration 28 September 1466
by Heinrich von Absberg
Personal details
Born c.1401
Died 29 April 1495(1495-04-29) (aged 93–94)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Detail of face from tomb.
Detail of tomb

Rudolf II von Scherenberg (c. 1401 – 1495) was Bishop of Würzburg from 1466 until his death. His longevity (about 94) and long reign were significant.

Rudolf von Scherenberg was the son of Erhard von Scherenberg and Anna von Massbach. On 30 April 1466, he was appointed as bishop to replace Johann von Grumbach. He was confirmed as bishop on 20 June 1466.

The Scherenberg Gate at the Fortress Marienberg, the entrance to the main courtyard, is named after him.

entire tomb


Prince-Bishop von Scherenberg is best known because of his tomb in Würzburg Cathedral. On his death in 1495[citation needed], his successor, Lorenz von Bibra, commissioned Tilman Riemenschneider to make his monument.


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Johann von Grumbach
Prince-Bishop of Würzburg
Succeeded by
Lorenz von Bibra