General superintendent Tübingen

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Basic data
Regional Church : Evangelical Church in Württemberg
last general superintendent : Theodor Karl von Hermann
Area : km²
Structure: 6 church districts
Parishioners: ? (1913)
Location of the former prelature of Tübingen within the Evang.  Regional Church in Württemberg

The general superintendent of Tübingen or the generalate of Tübingen (known today as the prelature or "Sprengel") was one of the six general superintendents of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg until its dissolution in 1913 . It was an ecclesiastical administrative district. The general superintendent was in charge of the general superintendent (today prelate ), who is now also sometimes referred to as the " regional bishop ".


The general superintendent as head of the general superintendent had the task of visiting the deans in his generalate . But he was also active in pastoral care among the pastors and helped to fill the parish parish posts again.


The general superintendence of Tübingen encompassed the west of the Evangelical Church in Württemberg, i.e. the area from Neuenbürg in the north to Nagold in the south and from Freudenstadt in the west to Tübingen in the east. The church districts and deaneries of Calw , Freudenstadt , Herrenberg , Nagold , Neuenbürg and Tübingen were among them .


The general superintendencies in Württemberg were used soon after the introduction of the Reformation at the sites of the former monasteries ( Adelberg , Bebenhausen , Denkendorf and Maulbronn ). At the head of each was a general superintendent who was subordinate to the provost of the collegiate church in Stuttgart. However, the office of general superintendent was usually not associated with the respective monastery seat, rather the administrative district only bore its name. In the course of history, the names of the general superintendent were changed several times.

The General Superintendency Tübingen was established in 1810 to replace the General Superintendent Bebenhausen, which was dissolved at the same time. By royal resolution of March 16, 1913, the General Superintendency Tübingen was dissolved with effect from April 1, 1913 and the area was assigned to the General Superintendent Reutlingen, from which the Reutlingen Prelature emerged in 1924. The prelate still had his seat in Stuttgart until 1934, when his own prelature was established there.

General superintendent since 1810


  • The Evangelical Württemberg - Its church offices and clergy from the Reformation to the present , collected and edited by Christian Sigel, pastor in Gebersheim, 1910