Johann Christoph von Westerstetten
|Johann Christoph von Westerstetten|
Johann Christoph von Westerstetten on his gravestone in Eichstätt Cathedral
|Installed||28 January 1613|
|Term ended||28 July 1637|
|Predecessor||Johann Konrad von Gemmingen|
|Successor||Marquard von Schenk von Castell|
14 April 1613|
by Heinrich von Knöringen
6 January 1562|
|Died||28 July 1637 75)(aged|
Johann Christoph von Westerstetten was born on 6 January 1563 at Wasseralfingen. He was ordained a priest in Augsburg, Bavaria, on 11 August 1589. On 4 December 1612 he was selected Prince-bishop of Eichstätt, Bavaria. He was confirmed on 28 January 1613 and consecrated on 14 April 1613.
In 1630 King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden landed in Germany and threatened to invade Bavaria. In 1631 Westerstetten came to the Jesuit College of Ingolstadt, perhaps seeking the protection of Duke Maximilian. His reason may equally have been that he was bishop of that town, and president of the University of Ingolstadt. He never returned to Eichstätt. He died on 28 July 1637, aged 75.
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