Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg

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Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg

Bistum Strossburi (als)
Fürstbistum Straßburg (de)
982–1803
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The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
StatusPrince-Bishopric
CapitalStraßburg
Common languagesAlsatian
GovernmentPrince-Bishopric
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Prince-Bishopric founded
before 343
• Gained autonomy
775 982
982

1681

1697
• Right-bank territories
    mediatised to Baden
1803
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia
Early modern France
Margraviate of Baden
Today part of
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Part of the series on
Alsace
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Rot un Wiss, traditional flag of Alsace

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, Benfeld, 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.

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  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Strasburg" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

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Coordinates: 48°35′4″N 7°44′55″E / 48.58444°N 7.74861°E / 48.58444; 7.74861