Anton Ignaz von Fugger-Glött

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Anton Ignaz von Fugger-Glött, engraving after Edmund Widemann

Anton Ignaz Reichsgraf von Fugger-Glött (born September 3, 1711 in Innsbruck , † February 25, 1787 in Regensburg ) was bishop of the diocese of Regensburg and imperial prince of the associated bishopric . He was also prince provost of the Ellwangen canons .


Anton Ignaz comes from the Fugger-Glött family , a line of the Fugger von der Lilie . He was from 1728 Domizellar in Cologne , studied from 1727 to 1730 philosophy and 1730-1734 Jura in Innsbruck . In 1738 he was a canon in Ellwangen, 1750 canon in Cologne and in 1751 canon at St. Gereon (Cologne), where he in 1754 to Scholaster rise.

Elected Prince Provost of Ellwangen on March 29, 1756 and confirmed as such by the Pope ( Benedict XIV ) on July 18, 1756 , he received on September 8, 1756 from his brother Franz Karl Joseph von Fugger-Glött , the auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Constance was, the abbot's benediction . As provost he developed a lively activity to strengthen the exemption against the diocese of Augsburg and secured the monastery territory in the Seven Years War . Detail work and perseverance not only led to the consolidation of the foundation's finances, but also to the elimination of social problems.

In 1761 he applied for the ore chair in the bishopric elections in Cologne and in 1763 he also tried to become bishop in Regensburg because the Viennese court refused to support him. On June 25, 1764 he was elected cathedral scholaster in Cologne. After he was elected Bishop of Regensburg on January 18, 1769 and appointed by Pope Clement XIV on June 12, 1769, he was ordained bishop on September 17, 1769 in Regensburg . His brother also performed this ordination . His appointment also had an advocate for the Bavarian Wittelsbachers.

Still residing regularly in Ellwangen, he received a coadjutor here on April 30, 1770 . Almost completely blind, he renounced the administration of the provost on November 1, 1777, but retained the title and two thirds of his income. He now invested all of his labor in his diocese. The promotion of religious life and the safeguarding of the bishopric was a particular concern of his. He also succeeded in completely regaining the rule of Donaustauf , which had been pledged for centuries .

The honest, deeply pious bishop, patriarchal in his style of government, found his resting place on February 28, 1787 in Regensburg Cathedral .


  • Karl Hausberger : History of the Diocese of Regensburg , Vol. 2: From the baroque to the present . Regensburg 1989, ISBN 3-7917-1188-1 , pp. 31-34.
  • Erhard Meissner: Prince-Bishop Anton Ignaz Fugger (1711-1787) . Tubingen 1969.
  • Josef Staber: Church history of the diocese of Regensburg . Regensburg 1966, p. 160.

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predecessor Office successor
Franz Georg von Schönborn-Buchheim Prince Provost of Ellwangen
Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxony