Johann Eglof von Knöringen

Johann Eglof von Knöringen (25 July 1537 – 4 June 1575) was Prince-Bishop of Augsburg from 1573 to 1575.


Johann Eglof von Knöringen was born in Kreßberg on July 25, 1537.[1] 1537 was the same year that the Catholic clergy were expelled from the city of Augsburg.[2] When he was 13 years old, he was sent to the University of Ingolstadt.[2] He later studied at the University of Freiburg, where he studied under Heinrich Glarean and Johann Hartung.[2]

In 1553, he received rich benefices in Würzburg, Freising, and Augsburg.[2] In the 1550s, he traveled widely in Rome, Vienna, northern Germany, and the Seventeen Provinces.[2]

He was ordained as a priest in 1561.[1] In 1571, Pope Pius V appointed him protonotary apostolic to deal with the dispute with the Jesuits that had led to violence in Augsburg.[2]

He was elected as Prince-Bishop of Augsburg on May 18, 1573, and Pope Gregory XIII confirmed the appointment on July 31, 1573.[1]

He died in Dillingen an der Donau on June 4, 1575 without ever having been consecrated as a bishop.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Father Johann Eglof von Knöringen". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Artikel „Johann Eglof von Knoeringen“ von Friedrich Roth in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie , herausgegeben von der Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Band 50 (1905), S. 683–684, Digitale Volltext-Ausgabe in Wikisource , URL: (Version vom 27. Oktober 2011, 04:54 Uhr UTC)
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Otto Truchsess von Waldburg
Prince-Bishop of Augsburg
Succeeded by
Marquard von Berg