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Friedrich Karl von Schönborn

Friedrich Karl von Schönborn

Friedrich Karl von Schönborn (1674–1746) was the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg and Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1729 to 1746.

Friedrich Karl von Schönborn was born in Archbishop-Elector of Trier.

In 1681, he was sent to study at the Jesuit school at Aschaffenburg. He received the minor orders in 1701.[2] He became a canon of Würzburg Cathedral in 1704, and a canon of Bamberg Cathedral in 1705.[3]

In 1705, he became Vice-Chancellor for Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor; he held this post under Joseph and his successor, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, until 1731.[4] He was appointed coadjutor bishop of Bamberg on December 13, 1708, with Pope Clement XI confirming his appointment on May 19, 1710.[5]

He was ordained as a priest on June 10, 1728.[6] On June 20, 1728, he was consecrated as a bishop by his uncle Lothar Franz von Schönborn.[7] Upon his uncle's death on January 20, 1729, he succeeded as Prince-Bishop of Bamberg.[8] He was appointed Prince-Bishop of Würzburg on May 18, 1729, with Pope Benedict XIII confirming the appointment on August 3, 1729.[9] He was also appointed Apostolic Administrator of Bamberg on August 3, 1729.[10] As such, there was a personal union between the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg and the Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg from 1729 to 1746.

He died on July 26, 1746 and is buried in Würzburg Cathedral.[11]

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  1. ^ Article on German WorldHeritage
  2. ^ Article on German WorldHeritage
  3. ^ Article on German WorldHeritage
  4. ^ Article on German WorldHeritage
  5. ^ Article on German WorldHeritage
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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Lothar Franz von Schönborn
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
Succeeded by
Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein
Preceded by
Christoph Franz von Hutten
Prince-Bishop of Würzburg
Succeeded by
Anselm Franz von Ingelheim
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