Johannes Karl von und zu Franckenstein

Johannes Karl von und zu Franckenstein (1610–1691) was the Prince-Bishop of Worms from 1683 to 1691.[1]


A member of the House of Franckenstein, Johannes Karl von und zu Franckenstein was born in Castle Frankenstein in 1610.[1]

On 17 August 1683, the cathedral chapter of Worms Cathedral elected him to be the new Prince-Bishop of Worms.[1] Pope Innocent XI confirmed his appointment on 16 July 1688 and he was consecrated as a bishop by Anselm Franz von Ingelheim, Archbishop-Elector of Mainz, on 5 September 1688.[1]

He died on 29 September 1691 and is buried in Frankfurt Cathedral.


  1. 1 2 3 4 Cheney, David M. "Bishop Johannes Karl von Franckenstein [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2016-07-18.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Franz Emmerich Kaspar von Waldbott von Bassenheim
Prince-Bishop of Worms
Succeeded by
Ludwig Anton von Pfalz-Neuburg

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