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Metz, a French city in Lorraine, became the capital of Austrasia under King Sigebert I (561–575); the see city of St. Arnulf (617–639) became the burial place of the Carolingian dynasty. Records speak of bishops going back to the end of the 3rd century. In the 8th century, Chrodegang, scion of a noble senatorial family, became a leader in reforming the Frankish church. Since the 11th century, the territorial domain of the bishop extended into Alsace and eastward to the Wormsgau. Until the end of the 18th century, the borders of the diocese included terri…

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Wolf, Gerhard Philipp, “Metz”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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