Prince-Bishopric of Liège
|Prince-Bishopric of Liège|
|Principauté de Liége (fr)
Prinsbisdom Luik (nl)
Fürstbistum Lüttich (de)
Principåté d' Lidje (wa)
|Ecclesiastic state of the Holy Roman Empire|
The Prince-Bishopric of Liège around 1350.
|Languages||French, Dutch, German, Walloon|
|•||340s–384||Saint Servatius (first bishop, at Maastricht)|
|•||approximately 670-700||Saint Lambert (at Maastricht)|
|•||972–1008||Notger (first prince-bishop)|
|•||1792–94||François-Antoine-Marie de Méan (last)|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
|•||Creation of diocese||340s|
|•||Secular powers obtained||980|
|•||Annexed Cty Loon||1366|
|•||Acquired Cty Horne||1568|
|•||Annexed by France||1795|
disparition of Bishopric
10 September 1801
|Today part of|| Belgium
The Bishopric of Liège or Prince-Bishopric of Liège was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries in present Belgium. It got its status as a prince-bishopric between 980 and 985. Bishop Notger became Prince-Bishop after he received secular control of the County of Huy from the emperor .
The Prince-Bishopric belonged from 1500 on to the Lower Rhenish-Westphalian Circle. It was headed by the Prince-Bishop of Liège. Its land included most of the present Belgian provinces of Liège and Limburg, and some exclaves in other parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. The capital was Liège. It was added into France in 1795.