What was Hutten's career?
As was standard in his social circle, Franz Christoph von Hutten zum Stolzenberg decided to enter the church at an early age. He held his first spiritual office when still a youth. In 1730, he became the youngest member of the chapter of Speyer at 24 years old; in 1743, at 37, the chapter elected him prince-bishop. He was not dedicated as a priest and bishop until afterwards. An impressive career: only his desire for another bishop's office in Worms remained unfulfilled. However, in 1761, he also became a cardinal.