Bebenburg, Lupold Von

Bebenburg, Lupold Von a German prelate, who died in 1363, descended from a noble family in Franconia. He studied canon law at Bologna. In the controversy between Ludwig the Bavarian and the popes John XXII, Benedict XII, and Clement VI, Bebenburg sided with theemperor. In 1338 he was canon of Mayence, Wurzburg, and Bamberg, and from 1352 to 1363 bishop of the latter place. He wrote, De Zelo Religionis Antiquorum Principum Germanorum (Basle, 1497; reprinted in the Bibliotheca Patrum, 15, Cologne, 1622): — Tractatus de Juribus Regni et Imperii Romanorum (Strasburg, 1508, etc.): — Dictamen Rhymaticum Querulosum de Modernis Cursibus et Defectibus Regni ac Imperii Romani (ed. by Peter, Wirzburg, 1841, and by Bohmer, Geschichtsquellen des 14. Jahrhunderts, Stuttgart, 1843, 497 sq.). See Schreiber, Die politischen und religiosen Ideen unter Ludwig den Bayern (Munich, 1858); Riezler, Die litterarischen Widersacher der Papste zur Zeit Ludwig des Bayern (Leipsic, 1874); Mejer, in Herzog's Real-Encyklop. (2d. ed), s.v.; Wittmann, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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