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Heinrich Groß von Trockau

Heinrich Groß von Trockau Prince-bishop of Bamberg

Prince-bishop of Bamberg
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Intro Prince-bishop of Bamberg
A.K.A. Heinrich Gross von Trockau
Was Priest
From Germany
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 1451
Death 1501, Bamberg, Germany (aged 50 years)
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Biography
Stained glass window in St. Sebaldus Church, Nuremberg depicting Heinrich Groß von Trockau.

Heinrich Groß von Trockau (died 1501) was the Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1487 to 1501.

The date of Heinrich Groß von Trockau's birth is unknown, but he was already a prebendary of Augsburg Cathedral in 1451. On 14 March 1452 he became a canon of Bamberg Cathedral. He graduated from Heidelberg University in 1452. He was made a deacon on 20 April 1454.

On 1 February 1487 the cathedral chapter of Bamberg Cathedral elected Groß von Trockau to be Prince-Bishop of Bamberg and Pope Innocent VIII confirmed his appointment on 28 March 1487. He was consecrated as a bishop by Friedrich von Hohenzollern, Prince-Bishop of Augsburg, in Nuremberg on 15 July 1487.

He died in Bamberg on 30 March 1501.

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http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bgvt.html
https://d-nb.info/gnd/129023205
https://viaf.org/viaf/47829805
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-47829805
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