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Albert I

(ca. 1165–1229). Also called Albert von Buxhoeveden (Bekeshövede) after his ancestral castle, and Alpert von Apelern (Apeldern; Appeldern) after a village near the castle; Albert of Riga. Canon at Bremen; bp. Livonia 1199; founded Riga 1201 and made it the bp.'s see; recognized as imperial prince 1207 and 1225. See also Estonia, 1.

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