János Scitovszky

János Keresztély Scitovszky de Nagykér (Hungarian: nagykéri Scitovszky János Keresztély; Slovak: Ján Krstiteľ Scitovský; 1 November 1785 – 19 October 1866) was a Hungarian prelate, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Esztergom and Primate of Hungary.

His Eminence

János Scitovszky
Cardinal, Archbishop of Esztergom
Primate of Hungary
Scitovszky János Jakobey.jpg
SeeArchdiocese of Esztergom
Installed21 July 1849 – 19 October 1866
PredecessorJános Hám (elected)
SuccessorJános Simor
Other postsBishop of Rozsnyó
Bishop of Pécs
Personal details
Born(1785-11-01)1 November 1785
Béla, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire, (today Košická Belá, Slovakia)
Died19 October 1866(1866-10-19) (aged 80)
Esztergom, Hungary
SignatureJános Scitovszky's signature
Coat of armsJános Scitovszky's coat of arms

AncestryEdit

Scitovszky was born into a family of Polish noble origin (originally called Szczytowski). One of its members, Antal (János' grandfather) settled to Szepesváralja, Kingdom of Hungary (present-day Spišské Podhradie, Slovakia) in 1730.[1]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ferenc Lajcsák
Bishop of Rozsnyó
1828–1839
Succeeded by
Domonkos Zichy
Preceded by
Ignác Szepesy
Bishop of Pécs
1838–1849
Succeeded by
György Girk
Preceded by
János Hám
elected
Archbishop of Esztergom
1849–1866
Succeeded by
János Simor