Georg Anton von Rodenstein
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Rodenstein received his education from his uncle, the Speyer cathedral dean Andreas von Oberstein , who nominated him in 1594 for a canonical at the Speyer cathedral . Oberstein was a well-known reformer as defined by the Council of Trent .
Georg Anton von Rodenstein studied in Douai , Poitiers , Rome and Siena , in 1610 he was ordained a priest. From 1609 he was canon in Worms , from 1622 custodian of Worms cathedral . In 1612 he received a canon position in Mainz , in 1634 he was dean of the Mainz cathedral , and in 1638 also cathedral provost ; from 1622 he also officiated as dean of the cathedral in Speyer . He also had a canonical as provost at the St. Alban Abbey near Mainz .
In 1629, during the Thirty Years' War , Georg Anton von Rodenstein was elected Bishop of Worms , an office which he was reluctant to take on due to the circumstances of the time and which he held from 1630 to 1652. As early as 1630, the bishop had to flee from the approaching Swedes from Worms and the Catholic pastoral care in the city was maintained by two Capuchins alone . After the return of the chief shepherd in 1635, he rewarded the order with the fact that he settled it permanently in Worms and otherwise sustainably promoted in his sphere of activity. On the occasion of the extraordinary holy year proclaimed for Germany by Pope Urban VIII because of the war, Georg Anton von Rodenstein took part on May 27, 1634, with other shepherds expelled from their dioceses, in a large festival and supplication procession in Cologne . Rodenstein was a dutiful bishop, but because of the warlike times he could only work to a limited extent and had to leave his diocese more often. After the end of the war he supported immigrant Catholics, to whom he often generously deferred the lease on the mostly devastated properties of the Worms bishopric .
The former Bishop of Worms Philipp I von Rodenstein (1595-1604) was the cousin of his grandfather through the paternal family line (Rodenstein); through the maternal family line (Oberstein), however, his own cousin.
- Wilhelm Franck: Documented history of the Lords of Rodenstein and their possessions (1293–1671) together with remarks about the Rodenstein legends. In: Archive for Hessian History and Archeology , Volume 11, Darmstadt 1867, pp. 561–645, here: p. 614 f. ( Digitized version )
- Rudolf Vierhaus (Ed.): German Biographical Encyclopedia . Volume 8. de Gruyter, Berlin 2007, ISBN 3-11-094025-6 , p. 466 ( excerpt from Google Books )
- Friedhelm Jürgensmeier : The diocese of Worms from Roman times to its dissolution in 1801 . With Andreas Urban Friedmann u. a., Echter , Würzburg 1997, ISBN 3-429-01876-5 (= Contributions to Mainz Church History, Volume 5).
- Historical Association for Hesse: Archives for Hessian History and Archeology , Volume 11, Darmstadt 1867, p. 614 f. ( Digitized version )
- CGJ von Kamptz: Die Familie von Kamptz , Schwerin 1871, p. 123 ( digitized version )
- Bernd Moeller, Bruno Jahn (eds.): German Biographical Encyclopedia of Theology and the Churches (DBETh) , KG Saur Verlag, Munich 2005, p. 1135, ISBN 978-3598116667 ; Digital scan in Google Book Search
- Friedrich Prinz, Georg Jenal, Stephanie Haarländer : The present in the past: Contributions to the culture and history of the recent and recent times: Festival for Friedrich Prinz on his 65th birthday . Verlag Oldenbourg, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-486-56036-0 , p. 38. ( excerpt from Google Books )
- Website on the history of the Capuchins in Worms
- Website on the Capuchin monastery in Mainz, with mention of donations by Bishop von Rodenstein
- Friedrich Everhard von Mering , Ludwig Reischert: On the history of the city of Cologne on the Rhine: From its foundation to the present . Volume 3. Cologne 1839, pp. 316–319 ( digitized version )
- Karl Anton Schaab : History of the City of Mainz . Volume 2. Mainz 1844, p. 60 ( digitized version )
- Historical Association for Hesse: Archives for Hessian history and antiquity . Volume 11. Darmstadt 1867, p. 612 f.
- Genealogical website on maternal grandparents
|Georg Friedrich von Greiffenclau on Vollrads||
Bishop of Worms
|Hugo Everhard Cratz von Scharfenstein|
|SURNAME||Rodenstein, Georg Anton von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Georg Anton von Rothenstein|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German clergyman, Bishop of Worms (1629–1652)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 29, 1579|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 30, 1652|
|Place of death||Mainz|