Aufsess, Jobst Bernhard Von

Aufsess, Jobst Bernhard Von dean of Bamberg and Wurzburg, was born March 28, 1671, at. Mengersdorf, in Franconia. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church, but through the influence of his uncle, Carl Sigismund, dean of Bamberg and Wurzburg, he was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith. From 1683 to 1690 he was educated at the seminary in Wurzburg, was in 1695 dean of Bamberg, and in 1714 he received besides the deanery of Wurzburg. In 1723 he was also appointed provost of St. Stephen at Bamberg. He died April 2, 1738. He founded the famous seminary at Bamberg. See Archiv

fur Geschichte von Oberfranken, volume 1 in 1838; volume 10 in 1866; Refutation in Sachen der katholischen Barone von Aufsess (Bamberg, 1739); Gutenacker, Gesch. des Freihern v. aufsessischen Studienseminars (ibid. 1866); Weber, Das Aufsessische Seminar (ibid. 1880); Wittmann, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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