Queiss, Eberhard Von
Queiss, Eberhard Von, a German prelate of the Reformation period, flourished near the opening of the 16th century. In 1523 he was made bishop of Pomerania, but in the following year he felt constrained to announce his abandonment of the old faith and became Protestant. In 1527 he resigned his worldly power (the episcopates of Germany then holding secular as well as ecclesiastical sway) into the hands of the duke of Pomerania. He also abandoned the celibate, and in every way he identified himself with the Protestant cause. He was overshadowed by the greatness of his predecessor in the see, George von Polentz (q.v.), and little is known of Queiss after 1527. Probably his decease only two years later was the reason for this obscured page in his life's history.