Franz Anton von Dücker

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Franz Anton von Dücker (born December 28, 1700 in Arnsberg , † December 24, 1752 in Cologne ) was a priest and canon in Cologne .


He came from the Dücker family . After studying law, which he completed with a doctorate, Dücker received a cathedral canon in Cologne on May 30, 1732. Pope Clement XII. had instructed the Archbishop of Cologne , Clemens August , in a bull dated July 19, 1730, to award the cathedral canonical and prebende to Franz Anton von Dücker, which had become vacant through the death of Johann Heinrich Augustin von Moers. This was preceded by a process at the Roman Curia , in the course of which the Roman Rota had granted Dückers' appeal.

Dücker, who was politically part of the Königsegg faction, divided his time, according to the French ambassador Guébriand, between hunting and wine bottles. Here his small mind is not to be used for more serious occupations.

Individual evidence

  1. Catalog 136 , Venator & Hanstein, Cologne, accessed on June 16, 2019
  2. Archive for Middle Rhine Church History , Volume 48 (1996) p. 81
  3. cf. Studies on Cologne Church History , Volume 5 (1960) p. 250