Erguel

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Erguel

Erguël
1264-?
CapitalErguël
Religion
Catholic
Sire 
• 1264-?
Otto of Arguel
History 
• Established
1264-?
• Becomes Protectorate of Biel/Bienne
1335

Erguël is an medieval seigniory of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Basel, and under protectorate of Biel/Bienne, under military jurisdiction from 1335, in the now called valley of St.-Imier, in the now Bernese Jura, Switzerland

The Sire of the area used to live in the Château d'Erguel.

History[edit]

In 1264, the Bishop of Basel appointed Otto of Erguel as the vogt over the Saint-Imier valley fief. Otto raised the valley to become a seigniory and parish of the Diocese of Basel, named Erguel.[1][2]

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