Johann IV of Manderscheid-Blankenheim
Johann was the second eldest son of Count Arnold I of Manderscheid-Blankenheim (1500–1548) and Countess Margarethe (1516–1572), daughter of Count Johann III. von Wied-Runkel (1485–1533) and Countess Elisabeth von Nassau-Dillenburg (1488–1559). His uncle Count Friedrich IV von Wied (1518–1568) was Archbishop of Cologne from 1562 to 1567 and his sister Countess Elsabeth von Manderscheid-Blankenheim (1544–1586) was abbess of the imperial monastery of Essen from 1575 to 1578 .
After the resignation of his uncle Friedrich IV von Wied as Archbishop of Cologne, new elections were held in autumn 1567. However, Johann could not assert himself against Count Salentin von Isenburg . On November 4, 1568 , he finally resigned to his offices in Cologne and then prevailed in the election of the bishop of Strasbourg on January 26, 1569 against the Count Palatine Reichard von Pfalz-Simmern , but was not supported until the summer of 1573 in Rome by Pope Gregory XIII. confirmed in office.
- Peter Neu: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 16, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1990, ISBN 3-428-00197-4 , p. 14 f. ( ). In:
- Karl Hahn: The church reform efforts of the Strasbourg bishop Johann von Manderscheid. 1569 - 1592. A contribution to the history of the Counter Reformation , Strasbourg 1913.
- Heinrich Neu: Johann von Manderscheid-Blankenheim, Bishop of Strasbourg . In: Local calendar of the Schleiden district, 1966, pp. 90–95.
|SURNAME||Manderscheid-Blankenheim, Johann IV. Von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Manderscheid-Blankenheim, Johann von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Bishop of Strasbourg (1569–1592)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 8, 1538|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 2, 1592|
|Place of death||Saverne|