Hitto of Freising

Hitto of Freising († 835 ) was the sixth Bishop of Freising from 811/12 to 835

He came from the Bavarian nobility of Huosi. The cleric had since 794 as a deacon at the Freising Cathedral and was often called as a witness in Freising charters. As Bishop of Freising, he was first mentioned in 812, his predecessor Atto but died for over a year before. During his tenure, the monk and notary Kozroh put on a first Freising tradition book, which dates back to 744. Under Hitto the Freising scriptorium reached a particular highlight, for example, as emerged about 40 codices. Also, more than 300 documents from Hittos term are obtained. Hitto obviously has sought episcopal supremacy over many previously most noble self monasteries in the diocese reached (eg in the case of Schliersee 817 Monastery, Monastery Schaeftlarn 821 or 828 and Monastery San Candido 822). He was around the year 830 also founder of Weihenstephan Monastery. According to an old tradition Hitto received during his pilgrimage to Rome in 834 by Pope Gregory IV, the relics of St. Justin and brought this to Freising. He was buried in the cathedral crypt in Freising, the sarcophagus is preserved. His nephew Erchanbert became his successor.


  • Theodor Bitterauf: The tradition of the Bishopric of Freising. I, 1905, pages 300-367.
  • Gertrud Diepolder: Freising traditions and Memorial entries in Salzburg Liber Vitae and Reichenauer brotherhood book. Evaluation of the parallel tradition from the time of the bishops Hitto and Erchanbert of Freising. In: ZBLG. 58 (1995), p.147 -190
  • Roman Catholic bishop ( 9th century )
  • Bishop of Freising
  • Bavarians
  • Born in the 8th or 9th century
  • Died 835
  • Man