Albert, Bishop of Riga
Albert, Bishop of Riga
Bishop of Riga, Apostle of Livonia, d. 17 January, 1229

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  • Albert (Albrecht), Bishop of Riga —     Albert     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Albert     (ALBRECHT.)     Bishop of Riga, Apostle of Livonia, d. 17 January, 1229. After the inhabitants of Livonia had twice lapsed from Christianity into paganism, and heroic measures were necessary to… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Albert of Riga — or Albert of Livonia ( lv. bīskaps Alberts; de. Albrecht von Buxthoeven; c. 1165 ndash; 17 January 1229) was the third Bishop of Riga in Livonia. In 1201 he founded Riga, the modern capital of Latvia, and built the city s cathedral in 1221.Albert …   Wikipedia

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  • History of Riga — [ 1547] The history of Riga, the capital of Latvia, begins with the ancient settlement of the Livonians, an ancient Finnic tribe, at the junction of the Daugava and Ridzene ( lv. Rīdzene) rivers. The Ridzene was originally known as the Riga River …   Wikipedia

  • Albert Suerbeer — (ca. 1200 ndash; 1273) was the first Archbishop of Riga in Livonia.Suerbeer was an aggressive supporter of papal power and tried to take over the whole eastern Baltic area for the Holy See. His efforts failed, however, and he was forced to submit …   Wikipedia

  • Riga Cathedral — with Riga Castle and Daugava River in the background …   Wikipedia

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