Clement (Augusta De Baviere), Marie Hyacinthe

Clement (Augusta De Baviere), Marie Hyacinthe, a Belgian prelate, was born at Brussels Aug. 16, 1700, and studied at Rome under the direction of Clement XI. He was nominated coadjutor of the bishop of Ratisbon Dec. 19, 1715, and was elected bishop of Munster and Paderborn in March, 1719. The death of his uncle, Joseph Clement, whose coadjutor he had been, having left the see of Cologne vacant, he took possession of it in 1723, and in the spring of 1724 was elected bishop of Hildesheim, and consecrated Nov. 10, 1727. The bishopric of Osnabruck was assigned to him Nov. 4,1728. and on July 17 he was elected grand-master of the order of Teutotic knights. After the death of the emperor Charles VI of Germany, in 1740, Clement supported the pretensions of Charles Albert, elector of Bavaria, to the empire, and, on Jan. 24, 1742, crowned him emperor at Frankfort. The Austrian army was victorious, and Clement made peace with Maria Theresa. In 1745 he assisted at the coronation of Francis of Lorraine. In 1761 he projected a journey to Bavaria, but on the way he died suddenly at Treves, Feb. 5, 1761. This prelate had for his motto, "Non mihi, sed populo;" and he justified it by the good which he did to his diocese. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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