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Albert of Buxhöveden
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(Albert of Riga; 1165/1170, Bremen – Jan 17, 1229, Riga), of the ministerial line of Buxhöveden. A Bremen canon and scholaster, he was ordained the 3rd bishop of Livonia in 1199. In 1200 he was the first to sail with a crusader army to the Daugava estuary, where in 1201 he founded the city of Riga, in which he set the bishop's seat. The Order of the Brothers of the Sword, which was founded in 1202 as a security for mission work, was under his authority, but his independence soon began to slip. Although Albert achieved recognition as a…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Albert of Buxhöveden”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00356>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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