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Talinn
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[German Version]

was originally the name of the fortress and episcopal see founded to replace the Estonian fortress of Lyndanisse taken by the Danish king Valdemar II in 1219. In 1227 it was taken over by the Livonian Brothers of the Sword; this led c. 1230 to the founding of a German city based on an earlier trading post. Once more left to the Danes in 1238, Talinn was bought back by the Teutonic Order in 1346. The bishops of Talinn, never having had their own territory, were suffragan to the arc…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Talinn”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024948>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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