Friedrich Egon von Fürstenberg

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Archbishop Friedrich Egon von Fürstenberg (lithograph by Josef Kriehuber from 1854)
Friedrich Egon von Fürstenberg
Coat of arms of Friedrich Egon Cardinal von Fürstenberg

Friedrich Egon von Fürstenberg (Czech: Bedřich z Fürstenberka ; born October 8, 1813 in Vienna ; † August 20, 1892 in Hochwald , Moravia ) was Archbishop of Olomouc from 1853 to 1892 and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church from 1879 .


Friedrich Egon von Fürstenberg came from the landgrave line of the Princely House of Fürstenberg zu Weitra. His parents were Landgrave Friedrich Egon zu Fürstenberg (born January 26, 1774 in Vienna; † February 4, 1856) and Princess Maria Theresia zu Schwarzenberg (born October 14, 1780 in Vienna; † November 9, 1870 ibid), a daughter of the Prince Johann I. zu Schwarzenberg . Cardinal Friedrich zu Schwarzenberg was a cousin of Friedrich Egon.


Friedrich Egon von Fürstenberg was ordained a priest on October 15, 1836. He was canon in Olomouc and pastor in Harbach. On June 6, 1853 he was appointed Archbishop of Olomouc and was confirmed papally on June 27 of that year. The episcopal ordination took place on June 27th of that year. In the consistory of May 12, 1879 he was by Pope Leo XIII. elevated to cardinal priest with the titular church of San Crisogono .

During his tenure, Archbishop Friedrich Egon founded the Archbishop's Gymnasium in Kremsier in 1854 . In 1863 he had an Ursuline monastery built in Pschestawilk Castle . In 1882 Cardinal Fürstenberg founded a monastery of the Congregation of the Holy Cross in Chorin Castle . The Olomouc Cathedral was extensively rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style from 1883 to 1892 by the architects Gustav Meretta and Richard Völkel . After his death, Friedrich Egon Cardinal von Fürstenberg was buried in this cathedral.

As Archbishop of Olomouc he had a virile vote in the Moravian Parliament from 1861 to 1892 .


Web links

predecessor Office successor
Maximilian Joseph Gottfried von Sommerau Beeckh Archbishop of Olomouc
1853 - 1892
Theodor Kohn