Simon Nikolaus Euseb von Montjoye-Hirsingen
Simon Nikolaus Euseb von Montjoye-Hirsingen was born in Hirsingen, Alsace, on September 22, 1693, the son of Franz Ignaz von Montjoye-Hirsingen, a brigadier in the French Army. The family also sometimes used Froburg as its family name.
On October 26, 1762, the cathedral chapter of Basel Münster elected him to be the new Prince-Bishop of Basel, with Pope Clement XIII confirming his appointment on March 21, 1763. He was consecrated as a bishop by Cardinal de Choiseul on July 10, 1763.
- Sprink & Son's Monthly Numismatic Circle, Vol I. (1893), p. 446
- Catherine Bosshart-Pfluger, "Montjoye-Hirsingen, Simon Nikolaus von," Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz
- Profile on catholic-hierarchy.org
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