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Trent, bishopric (since 1964 archbishopric) and city in upper Italy (Ital. Trento). The Roman city of Tridentum is attested as the seat of a bishop since the 4th century (Vigilius, its patron bishop). The diocese was associated with the metropolitanate of Aquileia (to 1751) and Salzburg (1818–1920). Until 1964 it included the Adige Valley and large portions of German-speaking South Tyrol. As part of the “Italy policy” of the Roman-German emperors, in 1004 and 1027 the bishops were…

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Riedmann, Josef, “Trent”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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