Konrad von Thüngen

Konrad von Thüngen (c. 1466 – 16 June 1540) was the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg from 1519 until his death in 1540.

Konrad von Thüngen
Prince-Bishop of Würzburg
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Konrad von Thüngen
Appointed13 April 1519
Term ended16 June 1540
PredecessorLorenz von Bibra
SuccessorKonrad von Bibra
Personal details
Bornc. 1466
Died16 June 1540(1540-06-16) (aged 73–74)
Fortress Marienberg, Würzburg
DenominationRoman Catholic


Thüngen was born into a Franconian noble family about 1466.

He was appointed Prince-Bishop of Würzburg on 15 February 1519, with Pope Leo X confirming his appointment on 13 April 1519.[1]

In 1525, the Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg was one of the main centers of the German Peasants' War, during which peasants, discontent with high taxes and forced labor requirements, rose en masse. The peasants found leaders in men like Götz von Berlichingen and Florian Geyer. During the course of the war, Würzburg was besieged by peasant armies and Thüngen was forced to flee. The peasants were eventually repelled by the forces of the Swabian League, and Thüngen returned to the prince-bishopric along with the forces of Louis V, Elector Palatine. Those who had participated in the revolt were punished harshly.

He died in Fortress Marienberg in Würzburg on 16 June 1540.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Prince-Bishop of Würzburg
Succeeded by