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Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen


Anton Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen also known as Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch; 4 December 1692 in Sigmaringen – 23 July 1750 at Brühl Palace was a German nobleman He was a various times canon of different cathedral chapters and first minister of the Electorate of Cologne under Elector Clemens August From 1702 until his death, he was the ruling Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch

Life

He was the son of Count Franz Anton and his wife Anna Maria Eusebia of Königsegg-Aulendorf

In 1706, he joined the cathedral chapter in Cologne From 1714 to 1726, he was also canon in Speyer In 1725, he was appointed canon in Strasbourg In Cologne, he was chorbishop from 1724 to 1727 In 1727, he became vice dean, and 1731, cathedral dean In 1733, he succeeded Ferdinand of Plettenberg as prime minister of the Electorate of Cologne However, he had much less political influence than his predecessor In 1745, he voted on behalf of Cologne in the election of Emperor Francis I

He died in 1750, and was buried in the Cologne Cathedral He was unmarried and childless He was succeeded as Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch by his younger brother Franz Christoph Anton

References

  • F E von Mering: Clemens August, Herzog von Baiern, Kurfürst und Erzbischof zu Köln Biographischer Versuch, Heberle, Cologne, 1851, p 87 Online
  • Rudolf Lill ed: Kurfürst Clemens August Landesherr und Mäzen des 18 Jahrhunderts, DuMont Schauberg, Cologne, 1961, p 169

External links

  • Entry at Geneallnet
Ferdinand Leopold, Count of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House of HohenzollernBorn: 4 December 1692 Died: 23 July 1750
Preceded by
Franz Anton
Count of Hohenzollern-Haigerloch
1702-1750
Succeeded by
Franz Christoph Anton


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