Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg

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Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg
Bistum Strossburi (als)
Fürstbistum Straßburg (de)
State of the Holy Roman Empire
982–1803
Flag Coat of arms
The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg, circa 1547
Capital Straßburg
Languages Alsatian
Government Theocracy
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Prince-Bishopric founded before 343
 •  Gained autonomy 775 982
 •  Imperial immediacy 982
 •  Left-bank territories
    annexed by France

1681
 •  Annexation recognised by
    the Holy Roman Empire

1697
 •  Right-bank territories
    mediatised to Baden
1803
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Swabia
Early modern France
Margraviate of Baden
Today part of
Part of the series on
Alsace
Flag of Alsace (historical).svg
Rot un Wiss, flag of Alsace.

The Prince-Bishopric of Strassburg (German: Fürstbistum Straßburg) was an ecclesiastical principality of the Holy Roman Empire from the 13th century until 1803. During the late 17th century, most of its territory was annexed by France; this consisted of the areas on the left bank of the Rhine, around the towns of Saverne, Molsheim, Benfeld, Dachstein, Dambach, Dossenheim-Kochersberg, Erstein, Kästenbolz, Rhinau, and the Mundat (consisting of Rouffach, Soultz, and Eguisheim). The annexations were recognized by the Holy Roman Empire in the Treaty of Ryswick of 1697. Only the part of the state that was to the right of the Rhine remained; it consisted of areas around the towns of Oberkirch, Ettenheim, and Oppenau. The remaining territory was secularized to Baden in 1803.

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Coordinates: 48°35′4″N 7°44′55″E / 48.58444°N 7.74861°E / 48.58444; 7.74861