Hildesheim 1643-1723 Hannover 1815-1866






The Princebishopric of Hildesheim, 1723-1815



Most bishops were chosen from the family of the Dukes of Bavaria; often, a bishop held more than one bishoprics, and in that case he would prefer to reside in a wealthier bishopric.
In 1770 the city of Hildesheim built a theater.
In 1803 Hildesheim was annexed by Prussia, in 1807 by the KINGDOM OF WESTPHALIA, in 1813 by Hannover, which in 1815 was elevated KINGDOM OF HANNOVER.

Princebishops of Hildesheim
Clemens August of Bavaria (1723-1761)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Westfalen (1763-1789)
Franz Egon von Fuerstenberg (1789-1802)



EXTERNAL
FILES
Article Hildesheim, from Catholic Encyclopedia
DOCUMENTS Map of the Princebishopric Hildesheim in 1789, posted by Thomas Höckmann, in German
List of Prince-Bishops, from Regnal Chronologies
Illustrated biography of Clemens August, from Schloss Clemenswerth, in German
Coat of Arms, Bishop Clemens August, c. 1760, from Heraldica
REFERENCE Territorien-Ploetz : Geschichte der Deutschen Länder, Vol.1, Würzburg 1964, p.373
Coins of the Princebishopric of Hildesheim, 1701-1800, in : Krause, Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins : Eighteenth Century 1701-1800, 2nd ed., 1887, pp.378-380



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First posted on January 3rd 2002, last revised on November 12th 2004

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