Dr. Kilian von Bibra died in 1494 (Doctor of Church Law)
While always known to be part of Bibra family, his exact connection was
unknown until a doctoral student, Werner Wagenhöfer, unraveled the mystery
in the 1990's.
Parents: Enzian von Bibra and Anna v. Lemplein
Brothers: Adolf, Dietrich and Matthias
Studied in Erfurt, Germany 1441
Lived in Würzburg, Germany in 1443
Studied in Padua, Italy in 1449/50
On Tuesday December 1, 1450 Gilianus de Bibrach de Alemania receives
doctorate in church law (doctoratus in iure canonico) in Padua
Was a member of cathedral chapter by 1456.
Was choirmaster of St. Burkard, Würzburg in 1464
Lived at Rötelsee (located where the postal building stands today) from 1466
Archdeacon at Ochsenfurt/Mergentheim in 1466
Propst of the church Neumünster 1473
1473 Domherr Trier
February 1, 1474 Emperor Friedrich III comes to Würzburg and stays with
Head of the Cathedral Chapter in Würzburg in 1478
General Vicar of the Bishop of Würzburg in 1483
Along with two cousins, Albrecht and Lorenz, enlarged and rebuilt church at
Bibra in 1492
As a respected statesman, he was called on settle disputes in Germany.
When the emperor came to Würzburg, he stayed with him.
Was advisor to Emperor Maximilian at the end of Kilian’s life.
Dr. Kilian von Bibra, statesman, head of the cathedral council at Würzburg,
advisor to Emperor Maximilian etc., dies.
Buried at the Würzburg Cathedral (St. Kilian’s) side complex. His bronze
grave marker disappeared. (see engraving below, location shown on page 2)
Engraving from Johann Octavian Salver's Proben des hohen Teütschen Reichs Adels oder Sammlungen alter
Denkmäler, Grabsteine, Wappen, Inn-und Urschriften, u. d. Nach ihren wahren Urbilde aufgenommen, unter
offener Treüe bewähret, und durch Ahnenbäume auch sonstige Nachricten erkläret und erläutert (Würzburg,