New Catholic Dictionary – 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 CommonsArticle

(Teutonic: nobly bright) or Albrecht (died 1229), Bishop of Riga, apostle of Livonia. Organizing a crusade to re-Christianize the inhabitants of Livonia, he sailed up the Duna with 23 ships, and founded the city of Riga, 1200. He established the Knights of the Sword and completed the conversion of the country by 1206.

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