List of Bishops of Sion

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List of bishops of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sion:

Late AntiquityEdit

Bishops of Agaunum (Octodurum)
From To Bishop Notes
fl. 380s Theodore
fl. 440 Salvius/Silvius
fl. 490 Prothais
516(?) Theodore II(?)
517 Constantinus
549 Rufus
565 Agricola

Early Middle AgesEdit

From To Bishop Notes
585 Heliodorus
613 614 Leudemond
647 653 Prothais
673 690 Amatus
762 765 Willicar
786/8 796/8 Altheus
fl. 805 Theodore III(?) According to 12th-century legend, secular power was granted to the bishops of Sion by Charlemagne
fl. 824 Adalongus
825 857 Heyminus
877 899/900 Waltherius
932 Asmundus
fl. 940 Manfredus (?)
983 984/5 Amizo

Prince-bishops of SionEdit

Middle AgesEdit

From To Bishop Notes
993/4 1018/20 Hugues First prince-bishop, granted secular power by Rudolph III of Burgundy in c. 999
1034 1053/4 Aymon of Savoy Succeeded his brother Buchardus as Abbot of St Maurice in 1049 or 1050
1054 1087-1090 Ermenfroi
fl. 1092 Gausbertus
1107 1116 Vilencus
1135 1138 Boson
1138 1150 Saint Guérin
1150 1162(?) Louis
1162 1168 (?) Amédée of La Tour
1176 1177 Guillaume of Blonay
1179 1181 or 1184 Conon
1184(?) 1196 Guillaume of Candie
1196 1203 Nantelme of Écublens
1203 1205 Guillaume of Saillon
1206 1237 Landry of Mont
1237 1243 Boson II of Granges
1243 1271 Henri of Rarogne
1271 1273 Rodolphe of Valpelline
1273 1287 Pierre of Oron
February 1287 15 December 1289 vacant
1289 1308 Boniface of Challant
1308 1323 Aymon of Châtillon
1323 1338 Aymon of La Tour
1338 1342 Philippe of Chamberlhac
1342 1375 Guichard Tavelli Murdered by defenestration
1375 1386 Édouard of Savoy

Western SchismEdit

loyal to Avignon
From To Bishop Notes
1386 1386 Guillaume of La Baume-Saint-Amourb
1387 1387 Robert Chambrier
1388 1392 Humbert de Billens
1398 1404 Aymon Séchala
1404 1417 Jacques (Antoine?) de Challant
loyal to Rome
From To Bishop Notes
1387 1388 Gerardus (Girard Tavel?)
1392 1393 Henri de Blanchis
1394 1402 Guillaume IV ("the Good") of Rarogne
1402 1418 Guillaume V of Rarogne see Raron affair

Renaissance to Early modernEdit

 
Coat of arms of Hildebrand of Riedmatten (1594). The prince-bishops used their family coats of arms; the Riedmatten coat of arms was in use for much of the early modern period (1529–1545, 1565–1613, 1640–1701) and is presented as coat of arms of the bishopric in e.g. Siebmacher (1605).
From To Bishop Notes
1418 1437 André dei Benzi of Gualdo Archbishop of Kolocza (in Hungary); administrator from 1418, bishop from 1431. Valais witch trials.
1437 1451 Guillaume VI of Rarogne
1451 1457 Henri Asperlin
1457 1482 Walter Supersaxo Burgundian War
1482 1496 Jost of Silenen (d. 1498) Member of Lucerne nobility (uncle of Kaspar von Silenen) and diplomat for the Swiss Confederacy, bishop of Grenoble 1477–1467, Jost ruled as a "Renaissance prince" but after failed campaigns against Milan was forced to abdicate and went into exile in Lyon, retaining only the title of titular bishop of Hierapolis.
1496 1499 Nicolas Schiner
1499 1522 Mathieu Schiner Cardinal; nephew of Nicolas Schiner
1522 1528 Philippe am Hengart (not recognised by the Pope)

Philippe de Platea (not recognised locally)

1529 1545 Adrien I of Riedmatten Valais becomes an eternal associate of the Old Swiss Confederacy in 1529.
1548 1565 Jean Jordan
1565 1604 Hildebrand I of Riedmatten
1604 1613 Adrien II of Riedmatten
1613 1638 Hildebrand II Jost In 1628, the Valais becomes a republic, but remains under the nominal rule of the prince-bishops.
1638 1640 Barthélemy Supersaxo
1640 1646 Adrien III of Riedmatten
1646 1672 Adrien IV of Riedmatten
1672 1701 Adrien V of Riedmatten
1701 1734 François-Joseph Supersaxo
1734 1752 Jean-Joseph-Arnold Blatter
1752 1760 Jean-Hildebrand Roten
1760 1780 François-Joseph-Frédéric Ambuel
1780 1790 François-Melchior-Joseph Zen-Ruffinen
1790 1807 Joseph Anton Blatter Last prince-bishop, loss of secular power with the French invasion of 1798.

Modern historyEdit

 
Modern coat of arms[citation needed]
From To Bishop Notes
1807 1817 Joseph-François-Xavier de Preux
1817 1829 Auguste-Sulpice Zen-Ruffinen
1830 1843 Maurice-Fabien Roten
1843 1875 Pierre-Joseph de Preux
1875 1901 Adrien VI Jardinier
1901 11 July 1918 Jules-Maurice Abbet Born 11 September 1845
1919 19 March 1952 Victor Bieler Born 16 March 1881
1952 1975 François-Nestor Adam Born 7 February 1903; died 8 February 1990
1975 1995 Henri Schwery Born 14 June 1932
1995 2014 Norbert Brunner Born 21 June 1942
2014 Jean-Marie Lovey Born 2 August 1950

ReferencesEdit