Sigismund von Schrattenbach

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Sigismund von Schrattenbach
Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg
Portrait by Franz Xaver König
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeCathedral of Saints Rupert and Vergilius
Installed26 September 1753
Term ended16 December 1771
PredecessorAndreas Jakob von Dietrichstein
SuccessorHieronymus von Colloredo
Personal details
Born(1698-02-28)28 February 1698
Graz, Styria, Holy Roman Empire
Died16 December 1771(1771-12-16) (aged 73)
Salzburg, Archbishopric of Salzburg, Holy Roman Empire

Sigismund Graf von Schrattenbach (28 February 1698 – 16 December 1771) was Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg from 1753 to 1771. Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worked for him.

Life[change | change source]

He was born in Graz, Styria. He studied theology in Rome. He became a priest in 1723. He was a canon in Salzburg in 1731. He was chosen to be Archbishop of Salzburg in 1753. He employed Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Michael Haydn as musicians. He died in Salzburg.[1] Michael Haydn performed his Requiem for the funeral service.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Siegmund III. - Deutsche Biographie". (in German). Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  2. Wolff, Christoph (1998). Mozart's Requiem: Historical and Analytical Studies, Documents, Score. University of California Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-520-21389-0.