S. Maria al Corso
Community ID
 
191
 
Alternate Names
 
S. Maria Ursimanni
 
Town
 
Lucca
 
Region
 
Tuscany
 
Medieval Location
 
outside of the town by the gates of S. Donato & S. Pietro, near the church of S. Donato
 
Modern Location
 
Lucca
 
Dedication
 
Saint Mary
 
Date Founded
 
722
 
Date Terminated
 
867 or later
 
Foundation Information
 

Ursus for His daughter. Her sister became the first abbess. After this point, nuns elected their abbesses

 
Dependent Communities
 

Tassilo , heir (possibly son of the founder) donated the community and its jurisdiction to the bishop of the town in 800. The bishop later ceded control to the heir of that same family in 852

 
Assets/Property
 

The founder donated a great deal of money, as well as houses and servants. The first 3 abbesses both leased and acquired much property.

 
Early Documents
 

[1] 722: foundation charter; [2] 739: purchase of a vineyard

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
722
 
Date Finished
 
867
 
Length
 
533