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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Germany

Germany
DateAscendingChange
UnknownAbbacy nullius of Ellwangen was established
UnknownAbbacy nullius of St. Stephanus und Vitus in Corvey was established
250Diocese of Trier was established
300Diocese of Köln was established
340Diocese of Mainz was established
340Diocese of Speyer was established
400Diocese of Augsburg was established
595Diocese of Konstanz was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Aventicum)
737Diocese of Passau was established (from former Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lauriacum)
739Diocese of Freising was established (from Abbacy nullius of Stift Sankt Peter Salzburg and Diocese of Passau)
739Diocese of Regensburg was established (from Diocese of Passau)
741Diocese of Büraburg was established
741Diocese of Neuburg was established
741Diocese of Würzburg was established
742Diocese of Erfurt was established
745Diocese of Eichstätt was established
751.11.04Abbacy nullius of Heiligsten Erlöser in Fulda was established
755Diocese of Erfurt was suppressed (to Diocese of Mainz)
765Diocese of Büraburg was suppressed
770Diocese of Worms was established
772Diocese of Osnabrück was established
772Diocese of Trier was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Trier
780Diocese of Mainz was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mainz
787Diocese of Verden was established
787.07.15Diocese of Bremen was established
795Diocese of Köln was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln
799Diocese of Paderborn was established
800Diocese of Münster was established
802Diocese of Neuburg was suppressed (to Diocese of Augsburg)
803Diocese of Minden was established
805Diocese of Halberstadt was established
815Diocese of Hildesheim was established
831Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg was established (from Diocese of Bremen)
946.05.10Diocese of Havelberg was established
948Diocese of Schleswig was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg)
949.10.01Diocese of Brandenburg was established
952Diocese of Oldenburg was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg)
968Metropolitan Archdiocese of Magdeburg was established (from Diocese of Halberstadt)
968Diocese of Meißen was established
968Diocese of Merseburg was established
968Diocese of Zeitz was established
981Diocese of Merseburg was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Magdeburg)
992Diocese of Mecklenburg was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg)
1004Diocese of Merseburg was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Magdeburg)
1007.11.01Diocese of Bamberg was established (from Diocese of Eichstätt and Diocese of Würzburg)
1028Diocese of Zeitz was renamed as Diocese of Naumburg
1050Diocese of Ratzeburg was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg)
1072Diocese of Bremen was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg–Bremen)
1072Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg–Bremen (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Bremen)
1125Diocese of Lebus was established
1155Diocese of Oldenburg was renamed as Diocese of Lübeck
1160Diocese of Mecklenburg was renamed as Diocese of Schwerin
1215.01.28Diocese of Chiemsee was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salzburg)
1429Diocese of Paderborn was suppressed
1444Diocese of Paderborn was restored
1469.01.18Diocese of Passau lost territory to Diocese of Wiener Neustadt
1536Diocese of Lübeck was suppressed
1548Diocese of Havelberg was suppressed
1551Metropolitan Archdiocese of Magdeburg was suppressed
1554.10.05Diocese of Ratzeburg was suppressed
1555Diocese of Lebus was suppressed
1555Diocese of Schwerin was suppressed
1559Apostolic Prefecture of Lausitz was established (from Diocese of Meißen)
1560.06Diocese of Brandenburg was suppressed
1564Diocese of Naumburg was suppressed
1565Diocese of Merseburg was suppressed
1566Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg–Bremen was suppressed
1581Diocese of Meißen was suppressed (to Apostolic Prefecture of Lausitz)
1624Diocese of Schleswig was suppressed
1631Diocese of Verden was suppressed
1645Apostolic Vicariate of Bremen was restored
1645Apostolic Vicariate of Magdeburg was restored
1648Diocese of Halberstadt was suppressed
1648Apostolic Vicariate of Magdeburg was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln)
1648Diocese of Minden was suppressed (to Diocese of Hildesheim and Diocese of Osnabrück)
1667.04.28Apostolic Vicariate of Bremen was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Calenberg, Göttingen and Grubenhagen
1669Apostolic Vicariate of Calenberg, Göttingen and Grubenhagen was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Calenberg, Göttingen, Grubenhagen and Halberstadt
1670Apostolic Vicariate of Calenberg, Göttingen, Grubenhagen and Halberstadt was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions
1709.04.06Apostolic Vicariate of Nordens was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions)
1729Diocese of Passau lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wien
1743Apostolic Vicariate of Saxony was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions)
1752.10.05Abbacy nullius of Heiligsten Erlöser in Fulda was promoted as Diocese of Fulda
1780.02.11Apostolic Vicariate of Nordens was suppressed (to Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions)
1784Diocese of Passau lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wien
1792.05.05Abbacy nullius of St. Stephanus und Vitus in Corvey was promoted as Diocese of Corvey
1801.11.29Diocese of Aachen was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln, Mission sui juris of Batavia and Diocese of Liège, and from the suppressed Diocese of Roermond)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mainz was demoted as Diocese of Mainz (gained territory from Diocese of Metz, Diocese of Speyer, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Trier and Diocese of Worms)
1801.11.29Diocese of Speyer lost territory to Diocese of Strasbourg and Diocese of Mainz
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Trier was demoted as Diocese of Trier (lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln, Diocese of Mainz, Diocese of Metz and Diocese of Namur)
1801.11.29Diocese of Worms lost territory to Diocese of Mainz and Diocese of Speyer
1803Diocese of Freising was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salzburg and Diocese of Brixen)
1805.02.01Diocese of Worms was suppressed
1807Diocese of Passau exchanged territory with Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salzburg
1808Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln lost territory to Diocese of Aachen
1808.04.26Diocese of Konstanz lost territory to Diocese of Strasbourg
1814Diocese of Konstanz lost territory to Diocese of Basel and Diocese of Chur
1815Diocese of Münster lost territory to Diocese of Osnabrück
1818.04.01Diocese of Augsburg lost territory to Diocese of Brixen
1818.04.01Diocese of Bamberg was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bamberg (gained territory from Diocese of Würzburg)
1818.04.01Diocese of Chiemsee was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salzburg, and to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of München und Freising)
1818.04.01Abbacy nullius of Ellwangen was suppressed (to Diocese of Augsburg)
1818.04.01Diocese of Konstanz lost territory to Diocese of Brixen
1818.04.01Diocese of Mainz lost territory to Diocese of Konstanz, Diocese of Speyer and Diocese of Würzburg
1818.04.01Metropolitan Archdiocese of München und Freising was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Salzburg, and from the suppressed Diocese of Chiemsee)
1818.04.01Diocese of Speyer lost territory to Diocese of Konstanz
1818.04.01Diocese of Würzburg lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bamberg and Diocese of Konstanz
1818.05.02Diocese of Konstanz lost territory to Diocese of Brixen
1821.07.16Diocese of Aachen was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln, Diocese of Münster and Diocese of Trier)
1821.07.16Diocese of Corvey was suppressed (to Diocese of Paderborn)
1821.07.16Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln lost territory to Diocese of Paderborn, Diocese of Münster and Diocese of Trier
1821.07.16Diocese of Mainz lost territory to Diocese of Paderborn
1821.07.16Diocese of Münster exchanged territory with Diocese of Osnabrück
1821.07.16Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions lost territory to Diocese of Paderborn, Diocese of Wrocław, Diocese of Münster and Diocese of Osnabrück
1821.07.16Diocese of Osnabrück exchanged territory with Diocese of Münster
1821.08.16Metropolitan Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Konstanz)
1821.08.16Diocese of Konstanz was suppressed (to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau and Diocese of Rottenburg)
1821.08.16Diocese of Limburg was established (from Diocese of Mainz and Diocese of Trier)
1821.08.16Diocese of Mainz lost territory to Diocese of Fulda
1821.08.16Diocese of Rottenburg was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Konstanz)
1821.08.16Diocese of Trier exchanged territory with Diocese of Mainz
1824.03.26Diocese of Hildesheim exchanged territory with Diocese of Osnabrück
1824.03.26Diocese of Mainz lost territory to Diocese of Hildesheim
1824.03.26Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions lost territory to Diocese of Hildesheim and Diocese of Osnabrück
1824.03.26Diocese of Osnabrück exchanged territory with Diocese of Hildesheim
1826Diocese of Würzburg lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bamberg
1834Apostolic Vicariate of Anhalt was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions)
1839.09.17Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions)
1839.09.17Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions was restored (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions)
1868.07.29Apostolic Prefecture of Schleswig-Holstein was restored (from Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions)
1868.08.08Apostolic Vicariate of Nordic Missions was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of North German Missions
1913Diocese of Eichstätt lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bamberg
1921.03.01Apostolic Vicariate of Anhalt was suppressed (to Diocese of Paderborn)
1921.06.24Apostolic Prefecture of Lausitz was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Meißen)
1921.06.24Diocese of Meißen was restored (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Saxony and Apostolic Prefecture of Lausitz)
1921.06.24Apostolic Vicariate of Saxony was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Meißen)
1929Diocese of Paderborn lost territory to Diocese of Fulda
1930Diocese of Fulda lost territory to Diocese of Hildesheim
1930.08.13Diocese of Aachen was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln)
1930.08.13Diocese of Berlin was established (from Diocese of Wrocław)
1930.08.13Diocese of Fulda lost territory to Diocese of Limburg
1930.08.13Apostolic Vicariate of North German Missions was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paderborn and Diocese of Osnabrück)
1930.08.13Diocese of Paderborn was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paderborn (gained territory from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of North German Missions)
1930.08.13Apostolic Prefecture of Schleswig-Holstein was suppressed (to Diocese of Osnabrück)
1931Apostolic Exarchate of Volhynia, Polesia and Pidliashia (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1933Diocese of Trier lost territory to Diocese of Limburg
1933.07.20Military Vicariate of Jurisdiktionsbereich des Katholischen Feldpropstes was established
1944Apostolic Exarchate of Volhynia, Polesia and Pidliashia (Ukrainian Rite) was suppressed
1957.02.23Diocese of Essen was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Köln, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paderborn and Diocese of Münster)
1959.04.17Apostolic Exarchate of Deutschland und Skandinavien (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1965Diocese of Osnabrück lost territory to Diocese of Hildesheim
1972.06.28Apostolic Administration of Görlitz was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław)
1972.06.28Diocese of Meißen lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław
1973.07.23Apostolic Administration of Erfurt–Meiningen was restored (from Diocese of Fulda and Diocese of Würzburg)
1973.07.23Apostolic Administration of Magdeburg was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paderborn)
1973.07.23Apostolic Administration of Schwerin was restored (from Diocese of Osnabrück)
1975Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paderborn lost territory to Diocese of Essen
1978.01.18Diocese of Rottenburg was renamed as Diocese of Rottenburg–Stuttgart
1979.11.15Diocese of Meißen was renamed as Diocese of Dresden–Meißen
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Jurisdiktionsbereich des Katholischen Feldpropstes was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Deutsches Militärordinariat
1994.06.27Diocese of Berlin was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Berlin
1994.06.27Apostolic Administration of Erfurt–Meiningen was promoted as Diocese of Erfurt (gained territory from Diocese of Hildesheim)
1994.06.27Apostolic Administration of Görlitz was promoted as Diocese of Görlitz
1994.06.27Diocese of Hildesheim lost territory to Diocese of Erfurt
1994.06.27Apostolic Administration of Magdeburg was promoted as Diocese of Magdeburg
1994.07.08Diocese of Hildesheim lost territory to Diocese of Magdeburg
1994.10.24Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg was restored (from Diocese of Hildesheim and Diocese of Osnabrück, and from the suppressed Apostolic Administration of Schwerin)
1994.10.24Apostolic Administration of Schwerin was suppressed (to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hamburg)
2007Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paderborn lost territory to Diocese of Essen
2009.01Titular Episcopal See of Chiemsee was restored

as of 2019.10.03

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