Albert III

Albert III

count of Sternberg and archbishop OF MAGDEBURG, was appointed by pope Urban V, at the request of the emperor Charles IV, of whom he was chancellor, in preference to Frederick of Hoym, bishop of Merseburg, whom the chapter had chosen. Albert, after his installation, confirmed the privileges of the states and towns of his archbishopric. This prelate was a very bad economist. He alienated many cities and Villages dependent upon his Church, and gave up Lusatia,. which his predecessor had acquired of the landgrave Tiesceman. Having in consequence of this brought upon himself the scorn and derision of his subjects, he collected his treasures, with many valuable articles, and went to Bohemia, where in, 1371 he exchanged his archbishopric for the bishopric of Leutmeritz, which was at that time held by Peter of Bruma. He died near the close of the 14th- century. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

 
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