S. Agata
Community ID
 
723
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Agatha
 
Town
 
Vercelli
 
Diocese
 
Vercelli
 
Region
 
Piedmont
 
Modern Location
 
via Feliciano di Gattinare
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Date Founded
 
1144 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1591/1802 (see "Order," below)
 
Religious Order
 
Humiliati until 1591, when the hospital was supressed, and became a Benedictine house
 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

Sister Margherita di Nebbione, 1450-1486, painted the portraits of Amadeo di Savoia and S.Giorgio

 
Relative Wealth
 

Not very wealthy in the beginning, but acquired more territory later.

 
Assets/Property
 

In 1646, the monastery acquired the property "tre re."

 
Charitable/Work
 

Became a teaching order when turned over to the Benedictines

 
Early Documents
 

[1] Nov. 21, 1257: donation from Giovanni Pancierrio

[2] Jan. 5, 1322: Alasina becomes a nun and cedes certain properties to the house.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

In the buildings, today transformed into garages, it is still possible to see remnants of the frescoes.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

[1] Vercelli, Archivio di Stato, Monache di S. Agata (1310-1802)

[2] Vercelli, Archivio dell'capitolo, 6 perg. of Umiliate di S. Agata (1322-1422).

[3] Torino, Archivio di Stato, Benedettine di S. Agata (1597-1794).

[4] Torino, Archivio di Stato, monache di diversi ordini per A e B.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Vercelli, Archivio di Stato, __Storie e architettura de antichi conventi, monasteri e abbazie della citta di Vercelli.__ Vercelli: 1976. pp. 137-47.

 
Contributors
 
Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
 
Date Started
 
1144
 
Date Finished
 
1591
 
Length
 
1028