Johann Christoph von Westerstetten

Johann Christoph von Westerstetten

Johann Christoph von Westerstetten on his gravestone in Eichstätt Cathedral
Diocese Eichstätt
Installed 28 January 1613
Term ended 28 July 1637
Predecessor Johann Konrad von Gemmingen
Successor Marquard von Schenk von Castell
Consecration 14 April 1613
by Heinrich von Knöringen
Personal details
Born (1562-01-06)6 January 1562
Died 28 July 1637(1637-07-28) (aged 75)
Nationality Bavarian

Johann Christoph von Westerstetten (6 January 1563 - 28 July 1637) was Prince-bishop of Eichstätt, Bavaria, during the Thirty Years' War.

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.[1]

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.[2] He died on 28 July 1637, aged 75.[1]




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