Today in History - November 12th. 1723 - Joseph Clemens of Bavaria

December 5th. 1671 marks the birth of Joseph Clemens of Bavaria.

Joseph Clemens of Bavaria - Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were Elector Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria and
Henrietta Adelaide of Savoy.

They decided that Joseph Clemens 's life should be dedicated to the church.
He became archbishop of Cologne. Later he served as:
Prince Bishop of Liège, Regensburg, Freising and Hildesheim.

Although he was an archbishop, he was mentioned as the proposed groom
of Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, also known as Mademoiselle de Chartres.
She finally married Léopold, Duke of Lorraine.
Joseph Clemens of Bavaria - Source picture: Wikipedia

During the War of the Spanish Succession, Joseph Clemens allied with 
King Louis XIV of France. He was forced to exile and went to Namur
(Belgium). He also lived in Lille (France) and in Valenciennes (France).

In 1714 the war between France and the Empire finally ended. 
Joseph Clemens returned to Bonn and died there on November 12th. 1723.
He was buried in the Cologne Cathedral.
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