Bishopric of Samland

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Situation of the Bishopric (abbrev. S.) within the Prussian Deutschordensland of 1410

The Bishopric of Samland (German: Bistum Samland) was a bishopric in Samland (Sambia) in medieval Prussia. It was founded as a Roman Catholic diocese in 1243 by papal legate William of Modena. Its seat was Königsberg, until 1523 the episcopal residence was in Fischhausen. The bishopric became Lutheran in the 16th century during the Protestant Reformation. It was dissolved and merged into the Bishopric of Pomesania after 1577.

Bishops of Samland[edit]

Diocese is merged into the Bishopric of Pomesania

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