Burchard of Meissen

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Burchard von Meissen († September 25, 969 ) was the first bishop of Meissen since 968 .

The Benedictine and castle chaplain Burchard, who came from the monastery of Sankt Emmeram in Regensburg , was ordained the first bishop of Meissen by Archbishop Adalbert von Magdeburg in Magdeburg . Here he set up the Meissen cathedral chapter. The traditional tradition, according to which he died on June 14, 970 or 972 when he fell from a horse, is hardly tenable; Its festival is traditionally celebrated on this date. Only his name, his consecration and the date of his death are reliable sources.


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