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I. City and Bishopric – II. University

I. City and Bishopric

As part of his missionary efforts in the southern part of West Saxony, in 793/795 Ludger established a fortified monastery (monasterium; hence the name Münster since the 12th cent.) within the older town of Mimigernaford, which became the center for the bishopric established in 805, in the 9th century already incorporating a system of parishes. Beginning in the 11th century, a market town with a church (St. …

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Hauschild, Wolf-Dieter and Kampmann, Jïrgen, “Münster”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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