Brandmüller, Walter
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: St. Julian of the Flemish
Native Country: Germany
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 20 November 2010
Ecclesiastical Office:  President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences 
Papal Elector: Not Eligible to Vote Due to Age

Cardinal Walter Brandmüller was born, 5 January 1929, in Ansbach, Germany. He was ordained to the priesthood on 26 July 1953 for the Archdiocese of Bamberg. He earned a doctorate in theology in 1963 and in 1967 completed post-doctoral specialization in the history of the church at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, where he taught for two years before becoming a professor of Church history in Dillingen. He taught medieval and modern Church history at the University of Augsburg from 1971 to 1997. He is known especially for his expertise in the history of Church councils. On 4 June 1998, he was appointed President of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, serving in that position until 3 December 2009. On 13 November 2010, he was ordained Bishop, being appointed Titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Mauretania. He was elevated to Cardinal on 20 November 2010.