Antonius von Thoma

Antonius von Thoma (1 March 1829 – 24 November 1897) was Bishop and later Archbishop of the Archdiocese of München und Freising from 1889 until his death in 1897.

Antonius von Thoma
Archbishop of Munich und Freising
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Grave monument of Archbishop Antonius von Thoma in the Munich Frauenkirche, by Heinrich Waderé (Zeitschrift für Christliche Kunst, 1908)
Appointed30 December 1889
Installed21 April 1890
Term ended24 November 1897
PredecessorAntonius von Steichele
SuccessorFranz Joseph von Stein
Ordination29 June 1853
Consecration28 July 1889
by Michael von Rampf
Personal details
Born(1829-03-01)1 March 1829
Died24 November 1897(1897-11-24) (aged 68)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous postBishop of Passau (1889)


Born 1 March 1829, Nymphenburg, he was ordained a priest on 29 June 1853 in the Archdiocese of München und Freising, aged 24. His consecrator was Archbishop Antonius von Steichele.

On 24 March 1889, aged 60, he was appointed Bishop of Passau and confirmed two months later, and finally ordained on 28 July 1889.

On 23 October 1889, aged 60, he was appointed as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of München und Freising, confirmed two months later and installed on 21 April 1890.

On 24 November 1897, aged 68, he died in Munich. He had been a priest for 44 years and a bishop for 8 years.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Antonius von Steichele
Archbishop of Munich
Succeeded by
Franz Joseph von Stein