Johann Gebhard von Mansfeld-Vorderort
|Died||2 November 1562|
|Parent(s)||Ernst II Count von Mansfeld zu Vorderort (6 December 1479 – 9 May 1531, in Heldrungen) (2) Dorothea zu Solm-Lich (25 January 1493 – 8 June 1578, Mansfeld)|
|Title||Prince-elector, Archbishop of Cologne|
Both Gebhard and his older brother were founding members of the Schmalkaldic League. A dispute between Gebhard and his brother, Johann Albert, Graf von Mansfeld zu Arnstein (1522–1586) in 1546, led to mediation by Martin Luther.
In 1558, Gebhard of Mansfeld was elected archbishop of Cologne. During his tenure, the Diocese of Utrecht ceased to be a suffragan of Cologne, and the Deanery of Zyfflich was incorporated with the newly founded diocese of Roermond.
As Domherr, a member of the Cathedral chapter, he lived in concubinage. He had at least one surviving child, a daughter Sybilla, who married, first, Eduard (Egbert) von Bocholtz (died after 1590); and second, Johann Eggenoy (died before 1616).
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- N. Weber. Smalkaldic League. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York, Robert Appleton Company, 1912. Retrieved August 16, 2009 from New Advent: here. Consequently, Luther was in Eisleben, his own hometown, at the time of his own death in late February of that year.
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Gebhard of Mansfeld-VorderortBorn: between 1525 and 1530 Died: 2 November 1562 in Frankfurt upon Main
|Catholic Church titles|
Anton of Schauenburg
| Archbishop-Elector of Cologne and
Duke of Westphalia and Angria
as Gebhard I
Friedrich IV of Wied