Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg

Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg

Fìrschtbischofsìtz Strossburi(g) (als)

Fürstbistum Straßburg (de)
Coat of arms
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
Status Prince-Bishopric
Capital Straßburg
Common languages Alsatian
Government Prince-Bishopric
Historical era Middle 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
Part of the series on
Alsace flag waving icon.svg
Rot un Wiss, traditional flag of Alsace

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.

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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″N7°44′55″E / 48.58444°N 7.74861°E / 48.58444; 7.74861

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