Heinrich Groß von Trockau

Heinrich Groß von Trockau (died 1501) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1487 to 1501.

Stained glass window in St. Sebaldus Church, Nuremberg depicting Heinrich Groß von Trockau.

The date of Heinrich Groß von Trockau's birth is unknown, but he was already a prebendary of Augsburg Cathedral in 1451.[1] On 14 March 1452 he became a canon of Bamberg Cathedral.[1] He graduated from Heidelberg University in 1452. He was made a deacon on 20 April 1454.[1]

On 1 February 1487 the cathedral chapter of Bamberg Cathedral elected Groß von Trockau to be Prince-Bishop of Bamberg and Pope Innocent VIII confirmed his appointment on 28 March 1487.[2] He was consecrated as a bishop by Friedrich von Hohenzollern, Prince-Bishop of Augsburg, in Nuremberg on 15 July 1487.[2]

He died in Bamberg on 30 March 1501.[1]


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Philipp von Henneberg
Prince-Bishop of Bamberg
Succeeded by
Veit Truchseß von Pommersfelden