In order to advance the missionary work of the neighboring regions in the north and to make them tributary, Emperor Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, sent the loyal and experienced missionary Ansgar to Hammaburg in 834. Ansgar built a wooden church in Hammaburg, which was sheltered by the castle. However, the "Apostle of the North", as he was called, achieved no lasting success.
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