Kaufungen
Community ID
 
2554
 
Diocese
 
Mainz
 
Modern Location
 
Oberkaufungen
 
Dedication
 
Holy Cross; S. Salvator; S. Mary; S. Peter; All Saints
 
Date Founded
 
880-898 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1527
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine (needs verification)
 
Foundation Information
 

This Benedictine female house was founded circa 880/898 in Kaufungen. It remained here until the tenth century, at which time it was transferred to Gehrden.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Bibliothek der Gesamthochschule in Kassel contains a gradual from this house, dating circa 1014/24, #Theol. 4o15. A fragmentary text of Bonifatius, written in the eighth century, may have belonged to this house as well. This mansucript is housed in the Archiv des ritterschaftl. Stiftes Kaufungen in Oberkaufungen, sine numero.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

Final dissolution of this house occurred in 1527.

 
Manuscripts Produced
 

Only two literary works from this house survive. (see manuscript sources)

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

Further research is necessary.

 
Date Started
 
880
 
Date Finished
 
1527
 
Length
 
736