Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg

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The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg (German: Fürstbistum Straßburg; Alsatian: Fìrschtbischofsìtz Strossburi(g)) 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 east 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.

Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg

Fìrschtbischofsìtz Strossburi(g) (als)
Fürstbistum Straßburg (de)
Flag of Strassburg
Coat of arms of Strassburg
Coat of arms
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
Common languagesAlsatian
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Prince-Bishopric founded
before 343
• Gained autonomy
775 982


• Right-bank territories
    mediatised to Baden
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia
Early modern France
Margraviate of Baden
Today part of

See alsoEdit



  • 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