Franz Anton Adolph von Wagensperg

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Franz Anton Adolph von Wagensperg (born February 22, 1675 in Graz ; † August 31, 1723 at Greißenegg Castle ) was Prince-Bishop of Seckau from 1702–1712 and Prince-Bishop of Chiemsee from 1712–1723 .


Coat of arms of the bishop on the base of the Nepomuk statue in St. Johann in Tirol, 1717

His parents were the imperial secret council, treasurer and governor of Inner Austria , Johann Balthasar von Wagensperg and his first wife Juliana Elisabeth von Dietrichstein . Franz Anton Adolph, whose brother Sigmund Rudolph von Wagensperg was in imperial service and governor of Styria , studied in Graz and Rome. From 1690 he was cathedral capitular , from 1699 consistorial councilor in Salzburg , and on February 2, 1700 he was ordained a priest.

After the death of Seckau bishop Rudolf Josef von Thun , Archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun awarded him the Salzburg diocese of Seckau in 1702 and at the same time appointed him vicar general of the Styrian part of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. The Warsaw nuncio Francesco Pignatelli, who was currently in Salzburg, granted him episcopal ordination . In 1703 Wagensperg was promoted to the Salzburg Secret Council. During his term of office in Seckau, which was burdened by incursions by the Kuruzzen up to 1711 , he issued regulations for church building, which could only be carried out according to plans that had been checked and approved by the consistory and whose management was to be entrusted to experienced builders. He laid the foundation stone for the Capuchin monastery in Knittelfeld in 1705.

On February 18, 1712 Archbishop Franz Anton von Harrach appointed Franz Anton Adolph von Wagensperg to succeed the Chiemsee Bishop Johann Sigmund von Kuenburg, who died in 1711 . The confirmation took place on May 29, the inauguration on July 25, 1712. At the same time Wagensberg was promoted to President of the Court Chamber and governor of the Archbishop. In 1713 he held a diocesan synod in St. Johann in Tirol , at which the resolutions of the synod of 1709 were confirmed and new ones added. In 1715 he visited the Augustinian canons monastery at Herrenchiemsee . In the same year he sold the Voregger Au estate in Oberalm near Salzburg, which Sigmund Ignaz von Wolkenstein-Trostburg had acquired . In 1722 he acquired the aristocratic seats in Kammer and Prielau. After his death in the Greißenegg family castle in Styria, he was buried in the Carmelite Church in Voitsberg .

See also

Wagensperg wagon


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