Drübeck
Community ID
 
1423
 
Town
 
Halberstadt
 
Dedication
 
S. Mary, John the Baptist, S. Crispin
 
Date Founded
 
877 or earlier
 
Religious Order
 
unknown
 
Foundation Information
 

Drübeck was founded by Adelbrin, the sister of Counts Theti and Wikker. The community was built shortly before the year 877. Adelbrin became the first abbess, and future abbesses were to be chosen from her kin. Adelbrin had alreadly founded the convent of Hornburg in Nordthüringgau (region of northern Thüringen). The foundation was clearly intended as a familial foundation, or Eigenkirche.

 
First Members
 

Adelbrin became the first abbess, and future abbesses were to be chosen from her kin.

 
Incorporated Communities
 

In 1058 Holzzelle was transferred to the bishopric of Halberstadt by Heinrich IV and combined with Drübeck, although this union may have been quickly dissolved.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
 

Adelbrin also founded the convent of Hornburg in the district of North Thüringen.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

At Drübeck, the award of rights of protection and election were based on the example of Gandersheim, i.e. the king held these rights (Heineken, 55).

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Böhmer Regesta imperii I. Die Regesten des Kaiserreichs unter den Karolingern, ed. E. Muehlbacher. vol. 1. Innsbruck, 1889.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

At Drübeck the exercise of jurisdiction never lay in the hands of the abbess. Provosts held jurisdictional authority (Heineken, 55).

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

The information about the foundation of this community is based on a document of debatable authenticity from Ludwig III dated to Jaunuary 26, 866 (Hauck, 553). More research necessary

 
Date Started
 
877
 
Length
 
1258