Max Heinrich von Geyr

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Max Heinrich von Geyr zu Schweppenburg (born September 2, 1712 in Cologne ; † October 6, 1789 there ) was a priest and canon in Cologne .


Max Heinrich came from the Geyr von Schweppenburg family and was the son of the Cologne General Collector Rudolph von Geyr, whose brother was represented in the Cologne Cathedral Chapter as early as 1688 . As early as October 1747 he was given a university pledge in the Cologne cathedral chapter.

After Guébriand , Geyr was a wealthy but stingy man. Described by Pergen as a man of sense, he was not only Dr. jur., but also professor of the old Cologne University , whose rector he was from 1773 to 1776.

He, whose lectures were supposedly too casual, renounced his cathedral canon in 1781 in favor of his nephew Max Joseph von Geyr zu Schweppenburg .


  • H. Keussen: Canon Dr. jur. Max Heinrich Freiherr von Geyr-Schweppenburg (1712–89) in a different light . In: Yearbook of the Cologne History Association . Böhlau, Cologne 1933, p. 184 ff ., doi : 10.7788 / jbkgv.1933.15.1.184 .