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Adalbert of Bremen

(c. 1000—1072)


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(c.1000–72),

Abp. of Bremen–Hamburg from 1043. He was an energetic promoter of missionary activities, especially in the Nordic countries, and planned to become Patriarch of the North. In 1053 Leo nominated him Papal Vicar and Legate of the Nordic nations. His last years were darkened by the invasion of pagan Wends who destroyed Hamburg in 1071–2.

Subjects: Christianity.


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