Frederik V Schenck van Toutenburg

Frederik Schenck van Toutenburg (Vollenhove, ca. 1503 - Utrecht, 25 August 1580) was the first archbishop of Utrecht (previously only a bishopric).

The son of Georg Schenck van Toutenburg, he graduated in law at the Reichskammergericht in Speyer. After being made a priest, he became archdeacon of the Pieterskerk in Utrecht and priest at the Sint-Plechelmusbasiliek in Oldenzaal. He spent his time writing tracts on church law until he was promoted to the Dutch episocpate in 1559 by Philip II, who named him as the first archbishop of Utrecht (which was then confirmed in 1561 by Pope Pius IV).

His archbishopric saw the Catholic reaction against the Reformation in the northern Netherlands. Governor Margaret of Parma forced him to lead support for the decrees of the Council of Trent and led him to call a provincial synod in 1565. The clergy and canons were fiercely opposed to the new disciplinary measures and tried to frustrate their introduction, but Schenck van Toutenburg used his power to break the opposition and to give leadership in the fight against the Protestantism. Straight after his death holding Catholic services was banned in Utrecht and the Domkerk closed, though Roman Catholics still got permission to bury their dead (including their late archbishop) in the cathedral. His funeral ceremony on 30 August 1580 was the last Catholic service in Utrecht for a long while and was disturbed by Protestants, who sang their version of psalm 130 against the Catholic version ("De Profundiis").



succession box
before = New creation /
Georg van Egmond
(as bishop)
title = Archbishop of Utrecht
years = 1559-1580
after = Herman van

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Schenck — may refer to: * Aubrey Schenck (1908 1999), film producer * Carl Alwyn Schenck (1868 1955), pioneer of forestry in the USA and Europe * Carl Schenck (1835 1910), German mercantilist and founder of the Carl Schenck Eisengießerei Waagenfabrik *… …   Wikipedia

  • Nicolaas van Nieuwland — Nicolaas van Nieuwland, portrayed in a stained glass window designed by the workshop of Dirk Crabeth in 1556 9 for the Regulierskerk in Gouda, now on display in Janskerk (Gouda).[1] Nicolaas van Nieuwland …   Wikipedia

  • Bishopric of Utrecht — Sticht Utrecht or Bisdom Utrecht(nl) Hochstift Utrecht (de) Principauté d Utrecht (fr) State of the Holy Roman Empire …   Wikipedia

  • Archbishopric of Utrecht — Infobox Former Country native name = Bisdom Utrecht (nl) Fürstbistum Utrecht (de) Principauté d Utrecht (fr) conventional long name = Prince Bishopric of Utrecht common name = Utrecht| continent = Europe region = Low Countries country =… …   Wikipedia

  • Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange — Maurice of Nassau Prince of Orange Prince of Orange In office 1618–1625 Preceded by …   Wikipedia

  • William III of England — William III II William III by Sir Godfrey Kneller Prince of Orange Reign 4 November 1650 …   Wikipedia

  • List of stadtholders for the Low Countries provinces — List of stadtholders for the Low Countries provinces. =Stadtholders of Holland, Zealand and Utrecht= The stadtholdership of Holland and Zealand has always been combined. Since the office was instituted there in 1528, the stadtholder of Utrecht… …   Wikipedia

  • List of rulers of Frisia — Flag of Frisia, with seven lilies Of the first historically verifiable rulers of Frisia, whether they are called dukes or kings, the last royal dynasty below is established by the chronicles of Merovingian kings of the Franks, with whom they were …   Wikipedia

  • Charles II, Duke of Guelders — Charles of Egmond Charles of Egmond (9 November 1467 in Grave, North Brabant – 30 June 1538) was Duke of Guelders, Count of Zutphen between 1492 and his death. He was the son of Adolf of Egmond and Catharine of Bourbon. He was a major protagonist …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.