Blankenburg
Community ID
 
2462
 
Alternate Names
 
Albi montium; Blankenburg am Harz
 
Town
 
Magdeburg
 
Diocese
 
Halberstadt
 
Modern Location
 
Magdeburg
 
Dedication
 
S. Bartholomew
 
Date Founded
 
1250 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1532-48
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian until 1305; Cistercian from 1305-1532
 
Rule
 
Rule of S. Augustine (?); Benedictine rule since 1305
 
Foundation Information
 

This convent was founded near the present city of Magdeburg circa 1250 as an Augustinian double house. It remained as such until 1305 when it became a Cistercian convent. The Cistercian convent reamined until the period of the Lutheran Reformation, dissolving circa 1532/1548.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Most of the remaining manuscript sources from this convent are held in the Herzog August Bibliothek (Library) in Wolfenb├╝ttel, # Blankenb. 1-314. Hans Butzmann published a catalogue of these holdings in Die Blankenburger Handschriften (1-314) in 1960.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

Further research is necessary for this community

 
Date Started
 
1250
 
Date Finished
 
1532
 
Length
 
812