Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg

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Coordinates: 49°47′N 9°56′E / 49.783°N 9.933°E / 49.783; 9.933

Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg

Fürstbistum Würzburg  (German)
1168–1803
Coat of arms of Würzburg
Coat of arms
The Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg in the 18th century
The Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg in the 18th century
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalWürzburg
Common languagesEast Franconian German
Religion
Roman Catholic
GovernmentPrince-Bishopric
Prince-Bishop 
• First bishop (743–55)
St Burchard I
• First Prince-Bishop (1165–70)
Herold von Hochheim
• Last (1795–1808; Prince-Bishop to 1803)
Georg Karl von Fechenbach
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Bishopric founded
743
• Raised to prince-bishopric
1168
• Prince-Bishops styled Dukes in Franconia
1441
• Ecclesiastical Prince of Franconian Circle
1500
25 February 1803
• Ceded to Ferdinand and raised to Grand Duchy
30 September 1806
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Franconia Duchy of Franconia
Electorate of Bavaria

The Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg (German: Fürstbistum Würzburg; Hochstift Würzburg) was an state of the Holy Roman Empire that was in Lower Franconia. It existed from 11681803.