Atto from Freising

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atto on a painting in the Fürstengang Freising
Atto's coat of arms in the Fürstengang Freising

Atto of Freising , even Atto of Kienberger († 810 / 811 ) was the fifth bishop of Freising from 783/784 to 810/811.

He probably came from the high Baier nobility of the Huosi . He was abbot of Scharnitz and later of Schlehdorf Abbey . Bavarian Duke Tassilo III. gave him a piece of land in 769 to found what is now the Innichen monastery . Atto worked from there in the Christianization of the pagan Slavs of the Puster Valley . He became Bishop of Freising around 783/784. He built a second Benedictine monastery on the Freising Domberg . In the year 808 he acquired the later dominion of Burgrain from the Fagana Riphwin in exchange .


  • Josef Maß (Hrsg.): The Diocese of Freising in the Middle Ages (= Association for Diocesan History of Munich and Freising (Hrsg.): History of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Volume 1), (= Wewelbuch 153), 2nd edition. Munich 1988, ISBN 3-87904-153-9 .
  • Egon Kühebacher: Church and museum of Innichen Abbey. Bozen: Athesia 1993. ISBN 978-8870147216

Web links

Commons : Atto von Freising  - collection of images, videos and audio files
predecessor Office successor
Arbeo Bishop of Freising
783 / 784–810 / 811