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I. City and Archdiocese – II. University

I. City and Archdiocese

The city of Freiburg was founded in 1120 by Duke Conrad of Zähringen. In 1218 the city passed to the counts of Urbach. After 1368 it belonged to the Habsburgs; from 1651 it was the administrative center for Further Austria. It was in French possession from 1679 to 1697. In 1805/1806 Freiburg became part of the Grand Duchy of Baden. From 1945 to 1952, it was the seat of government for southern Baden; since 1952 it has been in the …

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Smolinsky, Heribert, “Freiburg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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