Franz Alois von Lamberg

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Franz Alois von Lamberg (born September 28, 1692 in Linz ; † October 6, 1732 in Ardagger ) was auxiliary bishop in Passau.


Franz Alois Ignaz Wenzl, Reichsgraf von Lamberg, Freiherr in Ortenegg and Ottenstein, was the nineteenth and last child of the Count, later Prince, Franz Joseph von Lamberg (-Steyr) (1637–1712) from the marriage to Anna Maria Countess Trautmannsdorf († April 21, 1727).

He embarked on a spiritual career and in 1709 received the canon post in Passau , which his brother Hans Ferdinand had given up. After returning from studying theology in Rome, a canonical was added in Salzburg in 1713 ( revolt on September 13, 1713). On May 25, 1727, he was ordained a priest in Passau. On November 19, 1725, after the death of his relative and predecessor Johann Raimund von Lamberg , his brother, Passau Prince-Bishop Joseph Dominikus von Lamberg , appointed him his auxiliary bishop for the region under the Enns and consecrated him on January 8, 1726 in Passau to the bishop of Nilopolis . In 1726 his brother gave him the parish Tulln , a rich benefice that Lamberg had a vicar provided, and in 1729 the wealthy provost Ardagger near Grein. From 1728 until his death in 1732, Lamberg served as his brother's official and vicar general for the land under the Enns (with the seat of Maria Stiegen in Vienna).

He died in Ardagger in 1732, at the age of only 40, and was buried there in the collegiate church. Ernst Gottlieb von Attems followed him as vicar general for Lower Austria and auxiliary bishop .


  • August Leidl : "Lamberg, Franz Alois Ignaz Wenzl Reichsgraf von (1692–1732)", in: Erwin Gatz : The Bishops of the Holy Roman Empire 1648–1803 . Berlin: Duncker and Humblot, 1990, p. 255
  • August Leidl: The Diocese of Passau between the Vienna Concordat (1448) and the present : short portraits of the Passau bishops, auxiliary bishops, officials (vicars general) of this epoch. Passavia, 1993
  • Rudolf Weiß: The Diocese of Passau under Cardinal Joseph Dominikus von Lamberg (1723–1761). EOS, St. Ottilien 1979

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