Bishop Albert of Riga

statue of Bishop Albert of Riga, date and artist unknown; Dome Cathedral, Riga, Livonia; photographed on 23 May 2010 by Artifex; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Albert of Buxhoeveden
  • Albert of Livonia
  • Albrecht of Riga
  • Apostle of Livonia


Bishop of Riga, Latvia. Organizing the Livonian Crusade to re-Christianize the inhabitants of Livonia, Albert sailed up the Düna with 23 ships, and founded the city of Riga (in modern Latvia) in 1200. He established the Brothers of the Sword (Livonian Order), and completed the conversion of the country by 1206.


  • 1229 of natural causes
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Bishop Albert of Riga“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 October 2018. Web. 22 March 2019. <>