St. Eberhard of Salzburg


Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B.

From Wikipedia:

Eberhard was Archbishop of Salzburg, Austria. Eberhard was born to a noble family of Nuremberg, Germany, he became a Benedictine in 1125 at Pruffening, Germany. Later he was made Abbot of Biburg near Regensburg. Eberhard was later appointed Archbishop of Salzburg in 1146. He rose to fame as a mediator when Pope Alexander III was faced with the “Investiture Controversy”, led by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and antipope Victor IV. Eberhard died in 1164, returning from another peace keeping mission.

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