Diocese of Neuburg

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The Diocese of Neuburg was a diocese in Upper Bavaria .


The foundation of the Diocese of Neuburg probably took place before 750. The episcopal seat and eponymous was Neuburg an der Donau , which was already settled in Roman times and which belongs to the ranks of former Roman places ending in -burg , which developed into bishops in late antiquity or in the early Middle Ages , like Augsburg , Regensburg and Salzburg . Simpert , the last Neuburg bishop, is also called "Stafnensis" in a source, which is why the Staffelsee monastery on the island of Wörth in the Staffelsee near Murnau is to be regarded as the second seat of the Diocese of Neuburg.

On April 20, 798, the Diocese of Neuburg was subordinated to the Archdiocese of Salzburg as a suffragan . Bishop Simpert, who was also Bishop of Augsburg , united the Diocese of Neuburg with the Diocese of Augsburg between 801 and 807 . With this, the Diocese of Neuburg, which had included the part of the Augsburg Diocese district east of the Lech , became extinct .


  • Weggo (740-765)
  • Manno († before 774)
  • Odalbert (777-789)
  • St. Simpert (789-801 / 807)


  • Didier F. Isel: Did the Diocese of Neuburg exist before the reorganization of the Bavarian Church by Boniface in 739? In: Studies and communications on the history of the Benedictine order and its branches . 123, 2012, pp. 115-140.
  • Reinhard H. Seitz: To localize the place Heselinloh from the manuscript of the "Wessobrunn Prayer" (clm 22053). At the same time a contribution to Bishop Simpert and the Diocese of Neuburg an der Donau . In: Yearbook of the Association for the History of the Augsburg Diocese . 40, 2006, ISSN  0341-9916 , pp. 39-66.
  • Markus Nadler: Neuburg on the Danube. The district court of Neuburg and the nursing courts of Burgheim and Reichertshofen (= Historical Atlas of Bavaria . Part Swabia. Series I. Volume 16). Munich 2004, ISBN 3-7696-6852-9 .
  • Heinz Dopsch: Neuburg as a diocese of the ecclesiastical province of Salzburg (798) . In: Neuburger Kollektaneenblatt . 148, 2000, pp. 180-186.
  • Roland Thiele: Diocese of Neuburg. 160 years of research by the Historical Association of the City of Neuburg an der Donau . In: Neuburger Kollektaneenblatt . 146/147, 1998/1999, 247-270.
  • Wilhelm Volkert, Friedrich Zoepfl (arrangement): The regests of the bishops and the cathedral chapter of Augsburg . Vol. 1: From the beginnings to 1152 (= publications of the Swabian Research Association at the Commission for Bavarian State History. Series II b). Augsburg 1985.
  • Pankraz Fried : Bishop Simpert and the Diocese of Neuburg-Staffelsee . In: Yearbook of the Association for the History of the Augsburg Diocese . 12, 1978, ISSN  0341-9916 , pp. 181-185.
  • Friedrich Zoepfl: About the Diocese of Neuburg-Staffelsee . In: Journal for Bavarian State History . 13, 1941/42, pp. 94-101.
  • Romuald Bauerreiß : Again the Diocese of Neuburg = Staffelsee . In: Journal for Bavarian State History . 14, 1943/44, 391-394; ibid: Friedrich Zoepfl: final word, 395–396.
  • Romuald Bauerreiß : Neuburg in Staffelsee . In: Lexicon for Theology and Church . 1st edition, 7th volume. Herder, Freiburg i. B. 1934
  • Joseph Heinrich Wolf : Documented chronicle of Munich and all surrounding places . Volume 2, Munich 1854, pp. 76-82 ( online ).

Individual evidence

  1. Romuald Bauerreiß put forward the thesis that Neuburg on the Danube was not the seat of the Diocese of Neuburg-Staffelsee, but a place called Neuburg on the Staffelsee. Recent research (see the Bibliography) no longer follows this theory.