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Archbishops of Utrecht

Archbishops of Utrecht

In December, I showed you the grave of bishop Guy van Avesnes, in the Domkerk, the former Utrecht cathedral. Until the reformation, the (arch)bishops of Utrecht were buried in this church. After the reformation, the Domkerk became protestant, and no new bishop was appointed for several centuries.

The Utrecht archbishopric was restored in 1853, and Johannes Zwijsen became the first modern archbishop of Utrecht. I don’t know where Zwijsen was buried, but his successors, starting with Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, are buried in the St. Barbara cemetery in Utrecht.

The photos are (top to bottom) the crypt of archbishop Schaepman and the tombs of archbishops Van de Wetering, Cardinal De Jong, Cardinal Alfrink, and Cardinal Willebrands. Click to enlarge.

Crypt of Archbishop Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht. St Barbara Cemetery, Utrecht

Crypt of Archbishop Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht

Tomb of Archbishop Van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht. St Barbara Cemetery, Utrecht

Tomb of Archbishop Van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht

Tomb of Cardinal De Jong, Archbishop of Utrecht. St Barbara Cemetery, Utrecht

Tomb of Cardinal De Jong, Archbishop of Utrecht

Tomb of Cardinal Alfrink, Archbishop of Utrecht. St Barbara Cemetery, Utrecht

Tomb of Cardinal Alfrink, Archbishop of Utrecht

Tomb of Cardinal Willebrands, Archbishop of Utrecht. St Barbara Cemetery, Utrecht

Tomb of Cardinal Willebrands, Archbishop of Utrecht

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