Johann Wulfing von Schlackenwerth

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Johannes I. Wulfing on a painting in the Fürstengang Freising
The coat of arms of Johannes I. Wulfing in the Fürstengang Freising

Johann Wulfing von Schlackenwerth , also Johannes Wülfing von Schlackenwerth († April 26, 1324 in Freising ), was Bishop of Brixen and later Prince-Bishop of Bamberg and Freising.

Bishop of Brixen and Bamberg

Johann came from Schlackenwerth near Karlsbad in Bohemia . He was the owner of numerous benefices in Prague , Olomouc , Cracow and Meissen . It is still unclear whether he was aristocratic or whether “von” was just a geographical name. Around 1303 he was chaplain and secretary of King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and was elected Bishop of Brixen after April 3, 1306, presumably at his instigation . Although duly elected by the cathedral chapter, he had to go personally to the papal court in Avignon and was only confirmed by Pope Clement V after he paid the outstanding annates of the bishops of Brixen. In 1322 Pope John XXII transferred him . to Bamberg. However, in order to be able to afford the high costs of the servitia , Johann had to take out a loan of 1000 gold guilders.

Bishop of Freising

After the death of Bishop Konrad III. Around Easter 1322, the Freising Cathedral Chapter elected the Freising Cathedral Provost Albert von Enn as bishop. According to canon law, the Archbishop of Salzburg, Friedrich III. von Leibnitz confirm the election, which he refused; instead Pope John XXII. decide in Avignon . This appointed Johann Wulfing von Schlackenwerth as Bishop of Freising on December 23, 1323, but he had only recently appointed Bishop of Bamberg on June 16, 1322 . The reason for the appointment is probably due to the papal intention to achieve the highest possible servitia, which the Pope could only demand if he transferred a bishop from one diocese to another that has become vacant. Although he was bishop of Freising from Christmas 1323, he stayed in Bamberg until March 1324 and, according to Freising, was only in office for 5 weeks and 2 days. Then he died on April 26, 1324 in Freising. He was buried in front of the cross altar in the cathedral .

According to the testimony of his epitaph he was a doctor decretorum , i.e. a trained expert on canon law.

Individual evidence

  1. Erich von Guttenberg: The Diocese of Bamberg. Part 1. 1937, p. 93.
  2. . Franz Ant sense Acher: Kurzgefaßte News of the Church Saeben and Bressanone. Issue 1. Weger, Brixen 1820, ZDB -ID 2721371-7 , p. 19 .
  3. Erich von Guttenberg: The Diocese of Bamberg. Part 1. 1937, p. 74
  4. Johann Wulfing ( Memento of the original from May 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. in the history of Bamberg  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ^ Carl Meichelbeck : Historia Frisingensis. Volume 1. 1724.
  6. Joseph Schlecht : Monumental inscriptions in the Freising Dome. In: Collector sheet of the historical association Freising. Vol. 6, 1902, ZDB -ID 510804-4 , pp. 1-67, here p. 21 f.

Web links


  • Erich von Guttenberg : The diocese of Bamberg (= Germania Sacra . Dept. 2: The dioceses of the ecclesiastical province of Mainz. Vol. 1). Part 1. de Gruyter, Berlin et al. 1937.
  • Josef Maß : The Diocese of Freising in the Middle Ages (= history of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. Vol. 1). Wewel, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-87904-153-9 .
  • Carl Meichelbeck : Historia Frisingensis. Volume 1 (2 parts). Veith, Augsburg 1724.
predecessor Office successor
Johann Sax von Saxenau Prince-Bishop of Brixen
Ulrich von Schlüsselberg
Ulrich von Schlüsselberg Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
Heinrich II. Von Sternberg
Conrad III. the Sendlinger Prince-Bishop of Freising
Conrad IV of Klingenberg