Florentianus Haspieder

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Florentianus Haspieder (born February 12, 1657 in Munich , † July 14, 1706 in Munich) was subdean of the Augustinian canons Weyarn and participant in the Bavarian popular uprising in 1705 .


Johann Christoph (= baptismal name) Haspieder grew up in Munich as the son of a hospital clerk. In 1674 he graduated from the Jesuit high school in his hometown (today: Wilhelmsgymnasium Munich ). In 1677 he received the monastery name Florentinianus during his profession in Weyarn and was ordained a priest in 1683. From 1685 he was subdean of the monastery. During a business trip he fell ill in Munich and died there on July 14, 1706. His body was transferred to Weyarn.

Participation in the Bavarian popular uprising in 1705

In three sermons, Haspieder called on the people from the pulpit to participate in the uprising, in which he declared: God would stand by the defenders, one should not let the people of Munich down even if their lives were in danger, one owed bliss if one's souls were lost, with them To hold Tölzern and the other regional defensors; the raging malice and heresies must be exterminated and those who wrongly owned the state of Bavaria must be driven out.

Haspieder is an exception in the Bavarian popular uprising. We know of no other examples of priests calling people up to armed resistance by virtue of their office. On the contrary, on the instructions of the Bishop of Freising Johann Franz Freiherr von Eckher , the clergy warned their communities to abstain from the riot. Haspieder had certainly been instructed by Maximilian Alram . If he asked his parishioners to take up arms, and otherwise threatened the loss of eternal bliss, then he stands in line with the priests who did the same in other popular wars.

In the Tyrolean people's uprising of 1809 and in the Spanish people's war against Napoleon from 1808 to 1814, clergymen themselves fought weapon in hand against the French invaders, as Pastor Florian von Miller from Oberviechtach did in Bavaria in 1705/06 in the Upper Palatinate .

With the "breaking heresies" Haspieder apparently meant the presence of Protestant troops and the exercise of Protestant worship by them in Bavaria.


  • Christian Probst : Better to die Bavarian. The Bavarian popular uprising in 1705 and 1706. Süddeutscher Verlag, Munich 1978, ISBN 3-7991-5970-3 .
  • Florian Sepp: Weyarn. An Augustinian canon monastery between Catholic reform and secularization. Munich 2003 (Studies on the Old Bavarian Church History, Vol. 11)

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Leitschuh, Max: The matriculations of the upper classes of the Wilhelmsgymnasium in Munich , 4 vols., Munich 1970–1976; Vol. 1, p. 217