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Putsch, Ulrich

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Personal name headingPutsch, Ulrich
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Death date1437-08-28
Found inThe Light of the soul, c2007: (Ulrich Putsch) back cover (Bishop of Brixen (Bressanone))
German Wikipedia website, viewed Apr. 8, 2016 (Ulrich Putsch ([died] 28. Aug. 1437) was Bishop of Brixen. Ulrich Putsch came from a middle-class family from Donauwörth, his father graduated from theology and law studies in Italy, and his brother was abbot of Wilten. In 1408 he became clerk of Duke Frederick, in 1411 pastor of Tisens and 1412 collector of dioceses Trent, Brixen, Chur and Constance as well as secretary to the Duke. In 1412 the Duke made him pastor of Tirol near Merano, and he received a canonry in Trento. From 1413 to 1427 he was chancellor of the Duke and from 1415 its envoy to Emperor Sigismund in Perpignan. From 1417 to 1427 he was a canon in Brixen. At the instigation of the Duke Ulrich Putsch was elected on Nov. 4, 1427 to the Bishop of Brixen. His opponents - among them Oswald von Wolkenstein - tried to confirm the choice by Salzburg and Rome to thwart, in which they claimed that he was suffering from epilepsy. The confirmation by Pope Martin V. finally took place only on 19 Jan. 1428. Since the Salzburg Archbishop Eberhard IV. Of Starhemberg refused ordination, episcopal ordination took place in Venice. On Feb. 9, he moved in Brixen and confirmed in the same year the town charter)