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Nordalbingia ( ) was one of the four administrative regions of the medieval Duchy of Saxony, the others being Angriamarker, Eastphalia, and Westphalia.

The region's name is based on the Latin name Alba for the Elbe River. It refers to an area that lies predominantly north of the Lower Elbe and roughly coincides with today’s Holstein. Situated in what is now Northern Germany, this is the earliest known dominion of the Saxons.

After Saxon Christianization following the loss of Saxon independence, this entire region was incorporated into Charlemagne’s Carolingian Empire in 804. Nordalbingia consisted of four districts: Dithmarschenmarker, Holstein, Stormarnmarker (north of the Elbe) and Hadelnmarker (south of the Elbe).

According to some sources, Charlemagne intended to establish a diocese of Nordalbingia headed by the priest Heridag. This plan was abandoned after Heridag’s death, and the region came to be assigned to the dioceses of Bremen and Verden during the reign of Emperor Louis the Pious.


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