Veit von Würzburg

Engraving of Veit von Würzburg by Johann Salver.
Würzburg family coat of arms.

Veit von Würzburg (1519–1577) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1561 to 1577.


Veit von Würzburg was born in Rothenkirchen, now incorporated into Pressig, on 15 June 1519.[1]

He was elected Prince-Bishop of Bamberg on 22 April 1561, with Pope Pius IV confirming the appointment on 19 November 1561.[1] He was ordained as a priest in 1566.[1] Friedrich Lichtenauer, auxiliary bishop of Bamberg, consecrated him as a bishop on 28 June 1562.[1]

He died on 8 July 1577 and is buried in Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg.[2]


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Georg Fuchs von Rügheim
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
Succeeded by
Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt
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