Franz Joseph von Stein

Franz Joseph von Stein (4 April 1832 – 4 May 1909) was Archbishop of München und Freising from 1897 until 1909.

Franz Joseph von Stein
Archbishop of Munich und Freising
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ArchdioceseMunich und Freising
SeeMunich und Freising
Appointed24 December 1897
Installed18 April 1898
Term ended4 May 1909
PredecessorAntonius von Thoma
SuccessorFranziskus A. von Bettinger
Ordination10 August 1855
Consecration18 May 1879
by Friedrich Josef von Schreiber
Personal details
Born(1832-04-04)4 April 1832
Died4 May 1909(1909-05-04) (aged 77)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous postBishop of Würzburg (1879-1897)
Coat of armsFranz Joseph von Stein's coat of arms


Born 4 April 1832, Amorbach, on 10 August 1855, aged 23, he was ordained a priest of Würzburg, Germany and consecrated by archbishop Friedrich von Schreiber and Bishops Joseph Georg von Ehrler and Joseph Franz von Weckert.

On 19 October 1878, aged 46, he was appointed Bishop of Würzburg, and confirmed and ordained early the following year. On 24 December 1897, aged 65, he was appointed Archbishop of München und Freising and installed on 18 April 1898.

In 1900 he acted the religious wedding of Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria, and was given the Grand Cordon of Leopold, by king Leopold II.

He died on 4 May 1909, aged 77. He had been a priest for 53 years and a bishop for 30 years.



  1. ^ Albert I;Museum Dynasticum N° .21: 2009/ n° 2.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Antonius von Thoma
Archbishop of Munich
Succeeded by
Franziskus von Bettinger