Ernst von Mengersdorf

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Ernst von Mengersdorf (1554–1591) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1583 to 1591.


Ernst von Mengersdorf was born in Bamberg on October 23, 1554.[1]

He was elected Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on September 2, 1583, with Pope Gregory XIII confirming his appointment on November 21, 1583.[1] He was consecrated as a bishop by Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, Bishop of Würzburg, on May 20, 1584.[1]

He died on October 21, 1591, and is buried in Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg.[2]


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Martin von Eyb
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
Succeeded by
Neytard von Thüngen
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