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Franz Cardinal König


Archbishop Emeritus of Wien {Vienna}, Austria

Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Eusebio


3 Aug 1905Born
29 Oct 193328.2Ordained PriestPriest of Sankt Pölten, Austria
3 Jul 195246.9AppointedCoadjutor Bishop of Sankt Pölten, Austria
3 Jul 195246.9AppointedTitular Bishop of Livias
31 Aug 195247.0Ordained BishopTitular Bishop of Livias
10 May 195650.7AppointedArchbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
13 Jun 195650.8AppointedOrdinary of Austria, Faithful of Byzantine Rite (Byzantine)
15 Dec 195853.3Elevated to Cardinal
18 Dec 195853.3AppointedCardinal-Priest of Sant’Eusebio
21 Feb 195953.5AppointedBishop of Austria, Military
6 Apr 196559.6AppointedPresident of the Secretariat for Non-Believers
8 May 196963.7ResignedBishop of Austria, Military
27 Jun 198074.8ResignedPresident of the Secretariat for Non-Believers
16 Sep 198580.1RetiredArchbishop of Wien {Vienna}, Austria
16 Sep 198580.1RetiredOrdinary of Austria, Faithful of Byzantine Rite (Byzantine)
13 Mar 200498.6DiedArchbishop Emeritus of Wien {Vienna}, Austria

MicroData Summary for Franz König
(VIAF: 97981223; WikiData: Q78546)
Franz Cardinal König (born , died ) Archbishop Emeritus of Wien {Vienna}

Birth PlaceWarth, near Rabenstein, Diocese of Sankt Pölten
Ordained PriestRoma, Diocese of Roma {Rome}, Italy
Ordained BishopSankt Pölten, Diocese of Sankt Pölten
Death PlaceSisters of Mercy, Convent, Vienna, Archdiocese of Wien {Vienna}
Buried Place (Original)Cathedral, Vienna, Archdiocese of Wien {Vienna}

  • a priest for 70.3 years
  • a bishop for 51.5 years
  • a cardinal for 45.2 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

  • ob/c2/d: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 174, Deceased Cardinals (back)
  • d: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 177, Necrology (back)
  • b/c2+: Les Ordinations Épiscopales, Year 1952, Number 76
  • c2: Le Petit Episcopologe, Issue 6, Number 272, Ascendance


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