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'''Freiburg''', officially '''Freiburg an der Elbe''' (short: Freiburg/Elbe<ref>Thus Freiburg is differentiated from Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg (officially: [[Freiburg im Breisgau]]) and Freiburg, Fribourg, also distinguished as [[Freiburg im Üechtland]].</ref>), is a municipality in the [[Stade (district)|district of Stade]], [[Lower Saxony]], [[Germany]].
 
==History==
[[File:Freiburg (Elbe) 02 (RaBoe).jpg|thumb|left|View of the town with Evangelical Lutheran ''St. [[Wulfheard|Wulphardi]] Church''.]] It belonged to the [[Archdiocese of Bremen|Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen]]. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the [[Duchy of Bremen]], which was first ruled in [[personal union]] by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the [[Stade (region)|Stade Region]].
[[File:Freiburg (Elbe) 02 (RaBoe).jpg|thumb|left|View of the town with Evangelical Lutheran ''St. [[Wulfheard|Wulphardi]] Church''.]] Freiburg belonged to the [[Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen]], a territory of [[imperial immediacy]] established in 1180. In the mid-16<sup>th</sup> c. Freiburg adopted Lutheranism. During the [[Catholic League (German)|Leaguist]] occupation under [[Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly|Johan 't Serclaes, Count of Tilly]] (1628-1630), Freiburg suffered from attempts of reCatholicisation.
 
In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the [[Duchy of Bremen]], which was first ruled in [[personal union]] by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1807 the ephemeric [[Kingdom of Westphalia]] annexed the Duchy, before [[First French Empire|France]] annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy was restored to the [[Electorate of Hanover]], which - after its upgrade to the [[Kingdom of Hanover]] in 1814 - incorporated the Duchy in a [[real union]] and the Ducal territory, including Freiburg, became part of the [[Stade (region)|Stade Region]], established in 1823.
 
==Notes==
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