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Bistum Strossburi (als)
Fürstbistum Straßburg (de)
Prince-Évêché de Strasbourg (fr)
Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Duchy of Swabia
982–1803
 
Margraviate of Baden

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The Bishopric of Strasbourg, circa 1547
Capital Strasbourg
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Bishopric founded before 343
 - Gained autonomy 775 982
 - Gained Reichsfreiheit 982
 - Left-bank territories
    annexed by France
 
1681
 - Annexation recognised by
    the Holy Roman Empire
 
1697
 - Right-bank territories
    mediatised to Baden
 
1803 1803

The Bishopric of Strasbourg 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.

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This article incorporates text from the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913.

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