(Stedingo; Stetingi; Stadingi; Low Ger. for Gestadebewohner, dwellers along the bank or shore). Inhabitants (mostly Frisians) along the lower Weser, near the North Sea, in the 12th and 13th c.; revolted against ecclesiastical oppression; after many yrs. of war with the ch. they were nearly wiped out 1234 by a crusade under Gregory IX (see Popes, 11).
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