Cölestin Josef Ganglbauer

Cölestin Josef Ganglbauer, O.S.B (20 August 1817 in Thanstetten – 14 December 1889 in Vienna) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Vienna.

His Eminence

Cölestin Josef Ganglbauer, O.S.B.
Cardinal, Archbishop of Vienna
SeeArchdiocese of Vienna
Installed4 August 1881 – 14 December 1889
PredecessorJohann Rudolf Kutschker
SuccessorAnton Josef Gruscha
Other postsPreviously Abbot of the monastery of Kremsmünster
Created cardinal10 November 1884
Personal details
Born(1817-08-20)20 August 1817
Schiedlberg, Austrian Empire
Died14 December 1889(1889-12-14) (aged 72)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Coat of armsCölestin Josef Ganglbauer, O.S.B.'s coat of arms

Early life and educationEdit

Joseph Ganglbauer was born in Schiedlberg, Austria. He entered the Order of St. Benedict, taking the name Cölestin. He had his religious profession on 25 August 1842. Studied theology in Linz from 1839 until 1843, receiving minor orders on 26 August 1842 and the diaconate on 15 July 1843.


He was ordained priest on 22 July 1843, working in the parish of Neuhofen until 1846. Then he started academic career. He was elected Prior of the monastery of Kremsmünster in 1875 and was elected its abbot on 19 April 1876.

Episcopate and cardinalateEdit

Ganglbauer was appointed Archbishop of Vienna on 4 August 1881. Pope Leo XIII created him cardinal priest in the consistory of 10 November 1884 with the title of Sant'Eusebio.


He died on 14 December 1889 at 1:25 p.m. in the archiepiscopal palace in Vienna. The remains were laid to rest in the metropolitan cathedral.

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Preceded by
Johann Rudolf Kutschker
Archbishop of Vienna
4 August 1881 – 14 December 1889
Succeeded by
Anton Josef Gruscha