Bishopric of Naumburg-Zeitz

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Coat of arms of the Prince-Bishopric of Naumburg
Zeitz Cathedral
Naumburg Cathedral
The Prince-Bishopric of Naumburg around 1250

The Prince-Bishopric of Naumburg-Zeitz (German: Bistum Naumburg-Zeitz) was a medieval diocese in the central German area between Leipzig in the east and Erfurt in the west. The seat of the bishop was Zeitz Cathedral in Zeitz from 968 and 1029 and Naumburg Cathedral in Naumburg between 1029 and 1615. It was dissolved in the wake of the Reformation.

The old Bishopric of Zeitz was founded in A.D. 968.

On the recommendation of Emperor Otto, Pope John XIII authorised the establishment of the three bishoprics of Meißen, Merseburg and Zeitz (later the Bishopric of Naumburg) at the Synod of Ravenna in A.D. 967. All three bishoprics were suffragans of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg.

The Bishopric of Zeitz-Naumburg encompassed the four archdeaconries of Naumburg, Zeitz, Altenburg and "trans Muldam" (comprising the sub-districts (Unterbezirke) of Lichtenstein, Glauchau, Hartenstein and Lößnitz).

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  • Casparis Sagittarii: Historia episcoporum Numburgensium a prima episcopatus origine ad praesentem statum repetita, Jena, Verlag Nisius, 1683
  • Johann Paul Christian Philipp: Geschichte des Stiftes Naumburg und Zeitz, 1800
  • Carl Peter Lepsius: Geschichte der Bischöfe des Hochstifts Naumburg vor der Reformantion, 1846
  • Louis Naumann: Aus der Geschichte des Naumburger Bistums, Naumburg 1929
  • Louis Naumann: Weihenamen der Kirchen und Kapellen im Bistum Zeitz-Naumburg: Ein Beitr. zur Patrocinien-Forschung, 1936
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  • Felix Rosenfeld: Urkundenbuch des Hochstiftes Naumburg, Part 1 (967 - 1207), Magdeburg, 1925
  • Hans Patze und Josef Dolle: Urkundenbuch des Hochstiftes Naumburg, Part 2 (1207 - 1304), Böhlau Verlag Weimar, 2000
  • Walter Schlesinger: Kirchengeschichte Sachsens im Mittelalter, Mitteldeutsche Forschungen 27, 2 Bde. Cologne/Graz 1962