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Adalbert, a German ecclesiastic, born 1013, and raised by the favour of the Emperor Henry III. (1043) to the Archbishopric of Bremen and Hamburg, which included all Scandinavia. He accompanied his patron to Rome, and is said to have refused the tiara. His efforts to raise Bremen to the position of an independent patriarchate rivalling Rome were frustrated by the death of the Emperor and the influence of Cardinal Hildebrand. As one of Henry IV.'s guardians, he endeavoured. to win him over to his designs, but was unsuccessful. After three years' banishment he was restored to office, 1069, and died at Goslar, 1072.