Roderich von Stotzingen

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Roderich Freiherr von Stotzingen (* 1 May 1822 in Steißlingen; † 23 March 1893 ibid) was a Baden landowner and politician.


Roderich von Stotzingen attended the lyceums in Constance and Mannheim from 1832 to 1840. He then studied in Heidelberg, Freiburg and Berlin. Later he took over the management of his estates Steißlingen and Wiechs.

From 1851 to 1866 he was a member of the First Chamber of the Baden Assembly of Estates and from 1868 to 1870 he was a member of the customs parliament as a deputy for the electoral district Baden 1 (Constance, Überlingen, Stockach), where he represented the Greater German direction. Roderich von Stotzingen is considered a co-founder of political Catholicism in Baden.

He was married to Caroline Marie Countess of Rechberg and Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg (1842-1926).[1]

The eldest son Albrecht von Stotzingen (1864-1938) continued the political work of his father. The younger son Fidelis von Stotzingen (1871-1947) was a Benedictine monk and abbot of the monastery of Maria Laach from 1901-1913; from 1913 to 1947 he served as Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation (head of all Benedictines worldwide).[2]

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Individual references

  1. Genealogical website (persons no. 56 and 57)
  2. Biographical page on Abbot Primate Fidelis of Stotzingen