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Encyclopedia > Principality of Halberstadt

The Bishopric of Halberstadt was a Roman Catholic diocese from 804 until 1648 and a state of the Holy Roman Empire from the late Middle Ages until around 1800. Its capital was Halberstadt and it was located around the Harz. The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the Christian Church whose visible and spiritual head on Earth (representing Jesus Christ) is the Pope, currently Pope Benedict XVI, and whose adherents constitute almost half of all Christians worldwide. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Events March 25 - The Inscription of Sukabumi from Eastern Java marks the beginning of the Javanese language. ... // Events Peace treaty signed at Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War. ... The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (German: Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation ▶(?), Latin Sacrum Romanum Imperium Nationis Germanicae, see names and designations of the empire) was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Liebfrauenkirche Halberstadt is a city in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. ... The Harz is a mountain range in northern Germany. ...

The diocese was founded by Charlemagne in 804 in order to missionize Saxons and Slavs. Its capital was initially Osterwieck, but was soon moved to Halberstadt. When the Archbishopric of Magdeburg was founded in 968, Halberstadt lost the eastern half of its district to it, and was made subordinate to Magdeburg. Charlemagne (ca. ... Events March 25 - The Inscription of Sukabumi from Eastern Java marks the beginning of the Javanese language. ... Saxon may refer to: The Saxon people The Anglo-Saxon people Saxon language: Anglo-Saxon language (the ancestor language of English) Lower Saxon language (a variety of Low German) Old Saxon language (the ancestor language of Anglo-Saxon language) Upper Saxon dialect (a variety of High German) An inhabitant of... Slav, Slavic or Slavonic can refer to: Slavic peoples Slavic languages Slavic mythology Church Slavonic language Old Church Slavonic language Slavonian can also refer to Slavonia, a region in eastern Croatia. ... The Archbishopric of Magdeburg was a state of the Holy Roman Empire lying around Magdeburg along the Elbe River. ... Events Births Emperor Kazan of Japan Ethelred II of England Romanus Argyrus, later Romanus III of the Eastern Roman Empire. ...

Around 1540 the Bishopric became Protestant. In the Peace of Westphalia of 1648, it was secularized as the Principality of Halberstadt, and given to the electors of Brandenburg. Around 1815, it was made part of the Brandenburgian Province of Saxony. Events January 6 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Ratification of the Treaty of Münster by Gerard Terborch (1648) Banquet of the Amsterdam Civic Guard in Celebration of the Peace of Münster by Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1648 The Peace of Westphalia, also known as the Treaties of Münster and Osnabrück, refers to the... // Events Peace treaty signed at Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War. ... Secularization is a contentious term because the concept of secularization can be confused with secularism, a philosophical and political movement that promotes the idea that society benefits by being less religious, whereas the opposing view is that the values and beliefs implicit in religions support a more moral and, therefore... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Province of Saxony (German Provinz Sachsen) was a Prussian province between the Napoleonic Wars of 1815 and 1947. ...

Bishops of Halberstadt

Bishops of Halberstadt include:

  • Hildegrim I (809-827), first bishop
  • Thiatgrim (827-840)
  • Albert III (1366-1390)
  • Albert of Mainz (1513-1545)
  • Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg (1566-1613), Protestant
  • Christian the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg (1616-1623), Protestant
  • Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (1628-1648), Catholic, last bishop



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