Albert of Riga, German bishop (b. 1165) died on January 17, 1229.

Albert of Riga or Albert of Livonia or Albrecht was the third Bishop of Riga in Livonia. In 1201 he allegedly founded Riga, the modern capital of Latvia, and built the city's cathedral in 1221.

Albert of Riga, German bishop (b. 1165) died on January 17, 1229.

January 17, 1229

Albert of Riga, German bishop (b. 1165) died on January 17, 1229.

Albert of Riga or Albert of Livonia or Albrecht was the third Bishop of Riga in Livonia. In 1201 he allegedly founded Riga, the modern capital of Latvia, and built the city's cathedral in 1221.