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'''Freiburg''' (in [[High German]], 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>, FreeborgFreiborg/Elv (in [[Low SaxonGerman]]{{dn|date=August 2017}}), or '''Freiborg''' (in [[Northern Low Saxon|Low Saxon]]) is a municipality in the [[Stade (district)|district of Stade]], [[Lower Saxony]], [[Germany]].
[[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-16th century 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 re-Catholisation.
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 ephemericshort-lived [[Kingdom of Westphalia]] annexed the duchy, before [[First French Empire|France]] annexed it in 1810. In 1813 the Duchy of Bremen 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.