THE START OF A SPIRITUAL CAREER
Nobility who wanted or were required to pursue a spiritual career were granted church offices early on. At 15, August Georg was given his first canonry at the Cologne cathedral chapter and subsequently a second in Augsburg. There was no residential obligation. However, this changed after 1729. Following educational travel and theological studies in Italy, he became a canon residentiary in Augsburg, and ordained as subdeacon a year later.