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Reisach, Karl August, Count of
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( Jul 6, 1800, Roth, near Nuremberg – Dec 22, 1869, Contamine-sur-Arve, Geneva Canton). After earning his Dr.iur., Reisach studied theology at the Collegium Germanicum in Rome. In 1828 he was ordained to the priesthood. In 1836 he was appointed bishop of Eichstätt, in 1841 bishop coadjutor and in 1846 archbishop of Munich and Freising. In 1855 he was named a curial cardinal. A member of several Roman congregations, in 1862 he was appointed prefect of the Congregation of Studies an…

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Weiß, Otto, “Reisach, Karl August, Count of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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