Franz Joseph von Stein
Franz Joseph von Stein was Archbishop of München und Freising from 1897 until 1909.

Born 4 April 1832, Amorbach
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, on 10 August 1855, aged 23, he was ordained a priest of Würzburg
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, Germany
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 and consecrated by Archbishop
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 Friedrich von Schreiber and Bishops Joseph Georg von Ehrler and Joseph Franz von Weckert.

On 19 October 1878, aged 46, he was appointed Bishop of Würzburg, and confirmed and ordained early the following year. On 24 December 1897, aged 65, he was appointed Archbishop of München und Freising and installed on 18 April 1898.

He died on 4 May 1909, aged 77. He had been a priest for 53 years and a bishop for 30 years.

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