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Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg

Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg
Bistum Strossburi (als)
Fürstbistum Straßburg (de)
State of the Holy Roman Empire


Flag Coat of arms
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
Capital Strassburg
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Prince-Bishopric founded before 343
 •  Gained autonomy 775 982
 •  Imperial immediacy 982
 •  Left-bank territories
    annexed by France

 •  Annexation recognised by
    the Holy Roman Empire

 •  Right-bank territories
    mediatised to Baden
Today part of

The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg (German: Fürstbistum Straßburg) was an ecclesiastical principality of the Holy Roman Empire from the 13th century until 1803. During the late 17th century, most of its territory was annexed by France; this consisted of the areas on the left bank of the Rhine, around the towns of Saverne, Molsheim, Bevefelden, Dachstein, Dambach, Dossenheim-Kochersberg, Erstein, Kästenbolz, Rhinau, and the Mundat (consisting of Rouffach, Soultz, and Eguisheim). The annexations were recognized by the Holy Roman Empire in the Treaty of Ryswick of 1697. Only the part of the state that was to the right of the Rhine remained; it consisted of areas around the towns of Oberkirch, Ettenheim, and Oppenau. The remaining territory was secularized to Baden in 1803.


Woodcut of a walled mediaeval city, dominated by a cathedral, labelled Stra
Strasbourg: Woodcut from Hartmann Schedel's Weltchronik, Nuremberg, 1493 
A tree-lined urban river, with a quayside to the centre-left
Le quai des Bateliers, with Saint Madeleine's church 
Panoramic image from the river, with three towers at the ends and middle of a stone bridge
Panorama of the Ponts Couverts, from the roof of the Barrage Vauban 
Ornate Gothic façade
Western façade of the Strassburgerdom, seat of the archbishop of Strassburg 
Gothic spire of a cathedral at the end of a street, taken from a cobbled square
View of the cathedral 
Looking down on a cruciform green-copper roof, with a tower at the centre, in the middle of a city
View from the cathedral 
Looking down onto he edge of a cathedral building, with a busy square, in the middle of a city
View from the cathedral 

See also



External links

  • Official site of the diocese
  • Official site of the cathedral

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