Ancient Diocese of Toul

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Bishopric of Toul
Fürstbistum Tull (de)
Principauté épiscopale de Toul (fr)
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms

The Three Bishoprics of Verdun, Metz and Toul
Capital Toul
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Bishopric established 365
 •  Acquired territory 1048
 •  Three Bishoprics
    annexed by France
1552 1552
 •  Treaty of Westphalia
    recognises annexation
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Lorraine Duchy of Lorraine
Early modern France

The Diocese of Toul was a Roman Catholic diocese seated at Toul in present-day France. It existed from 365 until 1824. From 1048 until 1552 (de jure until 1648), it was also a state of the Holy Roman Empire.


The diocese was located at the western edge of the Holy Roman Empire; it was bordered by France, the Duchy of Bar, and the Duchy of Lorraine. It was annexed to France by King Henry II in 1552, and that was recognized by the Holy Roman Empire in the Peace of Westphalia of 1648. It then was part of the province of the Three Bishoprics.

After the Duchy of Lorraine also became part of France in the 18th century, the Diocese of Toul was merged with the Diocese of Nancy into the Diocese of Nancy-Toul.

The Diocese of Toul belonged to the ecclesiastical province of the Archbishop of Trier.


To 1000[edit]


  • Stephen 994–995
  • Robert 995–996
  • Berthold 996–1019

1000 to 1300[edit]

1300 to 1500[edit]

  • Vito Venosa 1305–1306
  • Odo III of Grançon 1306–1308
  • Giacomo Ottone Colonna 1308–1309
  • John II of Arzillières 1309–1320
  • Amatus of Geneva 1320–1330
  • Thomas of Bourlemont 1330–1353
  • Bertram de la Tour 1353–1361
  • Pietro di la Barreria 1361–1363
  • John III of Hoya 1363–1372
  • John IV of Neufchatel 1373–1384, † 1398
  • Savin de Floxence 1384–1398
  • Philip II de la Ville-sur-Illon 1399–1409
  • Henry II de la Ville-sur-Illom 1409–1436
  • Louis de Haraucourt 1437–1449
  • William Fillatre 1449–1460
  • John V de Chevrot 1460
  • Anthony I of Neufchatel 1461–1495
  • Ulric of Blankenberg 1495–1506

From 1500[edit]

Nicholas Francis, cardinal, duke of Lorraine

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