Bishops of Regensburg


Bishops of Regensburg

The Bishops of Regensburg are bishops of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. The seat of the bishops is Regensburg Cathedral.

History

The diocese was founded in 739. The bishops were Princes of the Holy Roman Empire, ruling a territory known as the Prince-Bishopric of Regensburg.. They were not among the most powerful Prince-Bishops, due to the existence of other "reichsfrei" authorities in Regensburg [the town of Regensburg itself, which was a "Reichsstadt", and the three "Reichsabteien" of St. Emmeram's Abbey, the Niedermünster and the Obermünster] which prevented them from consolidating a major territorial base.

With the dissolution of the Archbishopric of Mainz, the Bishopric of Regensburg was elevated to the Archbishopric of Regensburg. It was part of the Principality of Regensburg, ruled by the Prince-Primate Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg. The end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 and its aftermath saw the end of the territorial claim of the bishops. With the death of Dalberg in 1817, the archdiocese was downgraded to being a suffragan of the Archbishops of Munich and Freising.

Before 739

Itinerant bishops before the foundation of the diocese:

* Saint Emmeram (to 652)
* Saint Rupert (about 697) (uncertain)
* Saint Erhard (about 700)

After the foundation of the diocese

Bishops since the foundation of the diocese of Regensburg in 739:

* Gaubald (739-761)
* Sigerich (762–768)
* Simpert or Sindbert (768–791)
* Adalwin (791–816)
* Baturich (817–847)
* Erchanfried (847–864)
* Ambricho (864–891)
* Aspert (891–893)
* Tuto (893–930)
* Isangrim (930–941)
* Gunther (941)
* Michael (941–972)
* Saint Wolfgang (972–994)
* Gebhard I of Swabia (995–1023)
* Gebhard II of Hohenwart (1023–1036)
* Gebhard III of Hohenlohe (1036–1060)
* Otto of Riedenburg (1061-1089)
* Gebhard IV of Gosham (1089–1105)
* Hartwig I of Spanheim (1105–1126)
* Konrad I (1126–1132)
* Heinrich I of Wolfratshausen (1132–1155)
* Hartwig II of Ortenburg (1155–1164)
* Eberhard the Swabian (1165–1167)
* Konrad II of Raitenbuch (1167–1185)
* Konrad III of Laichling (1186–1204)
* Konrad IV of Frontenhausen (1204–1227)
* Siegfried (1227–1246)
* Albert I of Pietengau (1247–1260)
* Saint Albertus Magnus (Albert II) (1260–1262)
* Leo Thundorfer (1262–1277)
* Heinrich II von Rotteneck (1277–1296)
* Konrad V von Luppurg (1296–1313)
* Nikolaus von Ybbs (1313–1340)
* Friedrich von Zollern-Nürnberg [son of Frederick IV, Burgrave of Nuremberg] (1340–1365) (d. 1368)
* Heinrich III von Stein (1365–1368)
* Konrad VI von Haimberg (1368–1381)
* Theoderich von Abensberg (1381–1383)
* Johann von Moosburg (1384–1409)
* Albert III von Stauf (1409–1421)
* Johann II von Streitberg (1421–1428)
* Konrad VII von Soest (1428–1437)
* Friedrich II von Parsberg (1437–1450)
* Friedrich III von Plankenfels (1450–1457)
* Rupert I (1457–1465)
* Heinrich IV von Absberg (1465–1492)
* Rupert II (1492–1507)
* Johann III von der Pfalz (1507–1538)
* Pankraz von Sinzenhofen (1538–1548)
* Georg von Pappenheim (1548–1563)
* Vitus von Fraunberg (1563–1567)
* David Kölderer von Burgstall (1567–1579)
* Philipp von Bayern (1579–1598)
* Sigmund von Fugger (1598–1600)
* Wolfgang II von Hausen (1600–1613)
* Albert IV von Toerring-Stein (1613–1649)
* Franz Wilhelm von Wartenberg (1649–1661)
* Johann Georg von Herberstein (1662–1663)
* Adam Lorenz von Toerring-Stein (1663–1666)
* Guidobald von Thun (1666–1668)
* Albrecht Sigismund von Bayern (1668–1685)
* Joseph Clemens of Bavaria (1685–1716)
* Clemens August I of Bavaria (1716–1719)
* Johann Theodor of Bavaria (1719–1763)
* Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen (1763–1769)
* Anton Ignaz von Fugger-Glött (1769–1787)
* Maximilian Prokop von Toerring-Jettenbach (1787–1789)
* Joseph Konrad von Schroffenberg (1790–1803)
* Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1802–1817), Archbishop of Regensburg
* "vacancy 1817–1821"
* Johann Nepomuk Wolf (1821–1829)
* Johann Michael Sailer (1829–1832)
* Georg Michael Wittmann (died in 1833 before the Papal nomination arrived)
* Franz Xaver Schwäbl (1833–1841)
* Valentin Riedel (1842–1857)
* Ignatius von Senestrey (1858–1906)
* Dr. Anton von Henle (1906–1927)
* Dr. Michael Buchberger (1927–1961)
* Dr. Rudolf Graber (1962–1982)
* Manfred Müller (1982–2002)
* Gerhard Ludwig Müller (from 2002)


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