Balthasar Waltkirk

Balthasar Waltkirk (died 1530) was a German Roman Catholic prelate who became the Bishop of Malta in 1530.

His Excellency

Balthasar Waltkirk
Bishop of Malta
ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseMalta
Appointed1530
In office1530
PredecessorGirolamo Ghinucci
SuccessorTommaso Bosio
Orders
Consecration1530
RankBishop
Personal details
Died1530
NationalityGerman

BiographyEdit

After the resignation of Cardinal Girolamo Ghinucci as Bishop of Malta in 1530, Pope Clement VII appointed Waltkirk as his successor in Malta. Waltkirk was appointed in the same year when the Knights Hospitallers arrived in Malta. Waltkirk died in the same year of his nomination and never managed to come to Malta.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bonnici, Alexander; Schiavone, Michael J. (2007). Minn Publju sa Pawlu: L-Isqfijiet ta' Malta, ta' Ghawdex, u Isqfijiet Ohra Maltin [From Publius to Paul: The Bishops of Malta, Gozo, and Other Maltese Bishops] (in Maltese). Pieta: Pubblikazzjonijiet Indipendenza. p. 8. ISBN 978-99932-41-91-08-4. OCLC 254299827.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: ignored ISBN errors (link)