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Adalbert of Bremen
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(c. 1000 – Mar 16, 1072) was a member of the family of the count of Goseck. From 1032 on, he was cathedral provost in Halberstadt and was elevated to archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen in 1043 by Henry III (Hamburg, Bremen). He was responsible for the expansion of sovereign rule in his diocese. From 1062 to 1066, he was influential on imperial policy as a member of the regency of Henry IV. Above all, Adalbert was important as the initiator of the Scandinavian mission. There, as papal legate (from 1053), he ordained a series of bishops and founded (c. 1052) the dioceses of Ratzeburg and Me…

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Hartmann, Wilfried, “Adalbert of Bremen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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