Theodor Riphaen

Theodor Riphaen or Theodor Riphan (1577 – 14 January 1616) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Auxiliary Bishop of Cologne (1606–1616).[1][2][3]

Most Reverend

Theodor Riphaen
Auxiliary Bishop of Cologne
Titular Bishop of Cyrene
ChurchCatholic Church
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Cologne
In office1606–1616
Consecration3 March 1607
by Attilio Amalteo
Personal details
Died14 January 1616 (age 39)
Cologne, Germany


Theodor Riphaen was born in Neuss, Germany in 1577.[2][3] On 30 August 1606, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Paul V as Auxiliary Bishop of Cologne and Titular Bishop of Cyrene.[1][2][3] On 3 March 1607, he was consecrated bishop by Attilio Amalteo, Titular Archbishop of Athenae.[2] He served as Auxiliary Bishop of Cologne until his death on 14 January 1616.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 171. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bishop Theodor Riphaen" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 9, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d "Bishop Theodor Riphaen" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved September 8, 2016.

External links and additional sourcesEdit