Johann Arnold de Reux

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Johann Arnold de Reux (born August 14, 1665 in Cologne , † September 20, 1746 in Steinfeld ) was vicar general from 1704 to 1730 and official of the Archbishop of Cologne from 1730 to 1739 .

De Reux was the youngest child of the Cologne merchant Johann de Reux and his wife Katharina Dulman. In 1681 he enrolled at the University of Cologne . He completed his studies with a Dr. jur. utr. from. In 1683 he received the minor orders and a year later received a canonical at the Cassius monastery in Bonn. In 1690 he received the subdiaconate and in 1691 the diaconate ordination. In 1699 he donated the All Souls Altar in Bonn Minster .

After his predecessor Johann Werner von Veyder was appointed auxiliary bishop in 1703, he took over his office as vicar general in 1704. In the years 1716 and 1717 he made extensive visits to the Duchy of Westphalia . This was followed by visits to the Eifel (1718–1721). In 1720 he was appointed cathedral capitular . The new Archbishop Clemens August initially left him in office after 1723. Since there was hardly any contact between the two, de Reux asked for release from the Vicariate General in 1730 and was then appointed official. He carried out this activity until 1739.

See also


  • Robert Haaß : Johann Arnold de Reux, Vicar General of Cologne 1704-1730. A study on the ecclesiastical administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne = Publications of the Historical Association for the Lower Rhine, Vol. 6, Düsseldorf 1936.
  • Reinhard Müller: The visitation of the Duchy of Westphalia by the Cologne Vicar General Johann Arnold de Reux (1716/17) = Research on Folklore (FVK) Heft 63, Münster 2015.

Individual evidence

  1. Johannes Linneborn: Inventories of the non-state archives of Westphalia, supplement II, 1, Münster 1920, p. 97
  2. ^ Eduard Hegel: Clemens August as church prince, in: Elector Clemens August. Sovereign and patron of the 18th century. Exhibition in Augustusburg Castle in Brühl 1961, Cologne 1961, p. 24.
predecessor Office successor
Johann Werner von Veyder Cologne Vicar General
1704 - 1730
Johann Andreas von Franken-Siersdorf