Ferdinand Maria von Lobkowitz

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Ferdinand Maria von Lobkowitz (also Ferdinand Marie von Lobkowitz ; * probably December 18, 1726 in Vienna ; † January 29, 1795 in Münster , buried in Ghent) was a Catholic clergyman and bishop of Namur (1772 to 1779) and of Ghent (1779 until 1795).


His great-grandfather was the second prince of Lobkowitz, Wenzel Eusebius von Lobkowicz . His parents were the governor of Sicily Johann Georg Christian Prince von Lobkowicz (1686–1755) and his wife Karoline Henriette von Waldstein (1702–1780).

Ferdinand Maria von Lobkowitz was ordained a priest on January 21, 1751 and was subsequently vicar in Salzburg and canon in Liège and Augsburg.

Pope Clement XIV appointed him Bishop of Namur on January 30, 1772 . He received his episcopal ordination on May 10th of the same year. On September 20, 1779, Pope Pius VI appointed him . to the Bishop of Ghent . His motto was Ad haerere Deus bonum .

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predecessor Office successor
Govaart-Geeraard van Eersel Bishop of Ghent
Étienne André François de Paule Fallot de Beaumont de Beaupré
Paul Godefroid de Berlo de Franc-Douaire Bishop of Namur
Albert Louis von Lichterfelde