Herdecke
Community ID
 
1377
 
Alternate Names
 
Marienherdicke, Nonnenherdecke
 
Town
 
Hagen
 
Diocese
 
Cologne, now Paderborn
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary, S. Frederuna, and S. Benedict
 
Date Founded
 
810-819 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1811
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The convent was founded circa 810-819 for Benedictine nuns, probably by Frederuna, the niece(?) of Charlemagne, (Karl der Grosse).

 
Notable Heads
 

Frederuna

 
Social Characteristics
 

This was a noble house.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The archives for the community are kept in the Staatarchiv in Münster.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In the fifteenth century the convent became a noble women's chapter for both Catholic and Lutheran women.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
810
 
Date Finished
 
1811
 
Length
 
491