Adolph III of Schaumburg (German: Adolf III von Schaumburg) (1511 - 1556) was the Archbishop of Cologne from 1547 until 1556.

Early lifeEdit

Adolph III was a son of Count Jobst I of Schaumburg and Holstein-Pinneberg. Adolph studied in Löwen. He became a member of the Cathedrals of Mainz and Cologne in 1529. He was mentioned as a Provost of St. Geron in Cologne in 1533 when he became the coadjutor of the Archbishopric. In 1546 Pope Urban III appointed him the administrator of the archdiocese against the Lutheran archbishop Herman V of Wied.

Archbishop of CologneEdit

In 1547 he was appointed the Archbishop of Cologne. He outlawed Protestant preaching and began a campaign against Protestants the archdiocese. He died on 20 September 1556 in Brühl and was buried in Cologne Cathedral.

Preceded by:

Adolph III of Schaumburg

Succeeded by:

Herman V of Wied Archbishop of Cologne
1547 - 1556
Anthony of Schaumburg

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