Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg

This article is about the Prince-Bishopric. For the archdiocese, see Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Strasbourg.
Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg
Bistum Strossburi (als)
Fürstbistum Straßburg (de)
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Flag Coat of arms
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
Capital Straßburg
Languages Alsatian
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
  Prince-Bishopric founded before 343
   Gained autonomy 775 982
  Imperial immediacy 982
  Left-bank territories
    annexed by France

  Annexation recognised by
    the Holy Roman Empire

   Right-bank territories
    mediatised to Baden
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia
Early modern France
Margraviate of Baden
Today part of
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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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    Coordinates: 48°35′4″N 7°44′55″E / 48.58444°N 7.74861°E / 48.58444; 7.74861

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