Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Gustav Adolf, Prinz zu

NOBLEMAN, CARDINAL (GERMANY)
BORN 26 Feb 1823, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Hessen - DIED 30 Oct 1896, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Campo Santo Teutonico, Via di Porta Cavalleggeri

Gustav Adolph zu Hohenlohe-Schillingfürst was the son of Franz Koseph, Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Schillingfürst (1787-1841). In 1866 he became a cardinal. He participated in the Vatican Council of 1869-1870 but when it became clear that papal infallibility would be decreed, he left for Germany.

In 1872 Bismarkc appointed him ambassador to the Holy Chair, but pope Pio IX refused him and the post remained vacant. After Leo XIII became pope his influence increased and in 1879 he became bishop of Albano.

Sources
Gustav Adolf zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Gustav Adolf, Prinz zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst at the Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 2010)

 


Höhn, Carola

Published: 1 Dec 2017
Last update: 1 Dec 2017