Archdiocese of Bremen
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ARCHDIOCESE OF BREMEN (Archidioecesis Bremensis (et Hamburgensis))
Established : The Diocese of Bremen was founded 787, in 845/847 it was made an Archdiocese and united with Hamburg 1072. As the Archbishop of Hamburg had to move his see to the more secure Bremen. The Archdiocese lasted until reformation in the 1540ies. It was then a Lutheran Prince Bishopric until 1648.
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The arms in a 17th century manuscript
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