Ferdinand von Bayern
Former Archbishop of Cologne
In the period of the persecution of witches (1435 – 1655) 37 people were executed in Cologne, mostly during the reign of the Archbishop of Cologne Ferdinand of Bavaria.
In 1642 he appointed his nephew Maximilian Henry coadjutor and he retired from most of the temporal affairs of the dioceses.
Ferdinand died in 1650 in the ducal Westphalian capital Arnsberg and was buried in Cologne Cathedral. He was succeeded by Maximilian Heinrich von Bayern.