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Baldwin of Luxembourg

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Baldwin of Luxembourg (c. 1285 – 21 January 1354) was the archbishop and elector of Trier and archchancellor of Burgundy from 1307 to his death. From 1328 to 1336, he was the administrator of the archdiocese of Mainz and from 1331 to 1337 (with interruptions) of the dioceses of Worms and Speyer. He was one of the most prominent German prelates and statesmen of his age, and the most effective ruler of Trier during the late Middle Ages. Life Baldwin was born in Luxembourg to Count Henry VI and his wife, Beatrice of Avesnes, Henry died at the Battle of Worringen in 1288. Baldwin was intended for an ecclesiastic career at an early age. He studied theology and canon law at the University of Paris, for his family was on good terms with the Capetian court of France. He was only twenty-two years of age when elected Archbishop of Trier in 1307. In 1308, he was consecrated bishop by Pope Clement V in Poitiers. He quickly became one of the most influential princes in Germany, influenc
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