Furstenberg, Franz Egon Von

Furstenberg, Franz Egon von a German prelate, was born at Strasburg, May 27, 1662. He was minister to the elector of Cologne, Maximilian Henry. His attachment to Louis XIV led him to contribute to the formation of the Ligue de Rhin, contracted in view of the peace between the king and several electors of Germany. In 1661 he induced the elector of Cologne to leave to the disposal 6f the king of France the places of Nuiz and of Kaiserwerth. He was appointed bishop of Metz in 1658, but in 1663 resigned this position for that of Strasburg. He devoted himself to recovering from the hands of the Lutherans certain domains which formerly belonged to the Church of Strasburg. This prelate died April 1, 1682, a little after the re-establishment of the Catholic faith in the Cathedral of Strasburg, and after the recall of the canons in accordance with the submission of Strasburg to the king of France. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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