Kettwig
Community ID
 
2494
 
Alternate Names
 
Essen-Kettwig (presently)
 
Town
 
Essen
 
Diocese
 
Cologne
 
Date Founded
 
1218
 
Date Terminated
 
1513
 
Foundation Information
 

Further information about the foundation of this Beguine convent is necessary.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

Remaining literary works that belonged to this community of Beguines are found in the Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, which preserves a copy of Van den leuen ende passeien ons heren Jesu Christi (1526), #Germ. 2o660, and in the University library in Düsseldorf, which contains a copy of the legend of 11,000 maidens (1464/67), #C 20. The Archive of the city church in Essen contains a life written circa 1480 by Katharina von Wesel; a Formula by David de Augusta (15th c.), and two miscellaneous works from the 15th c., all sine numero. The Staatsbibliothek in Munich contains a manuscript from this community, #Clm 10074.

 
Secondary Sources
 

Handschriftenerbe des Deutschen Mittelalters, vol. 1, p. 236.
ARENS, F. In Beiträge zur Geschichte von Stadt und Stift Essen 29 (1907), p. 75-125.

 
Manuscripts Produced
 

The community contained works on the passion of Christ and the legend of the 11,000 maidens as well as miscellaneous theological works (see manuscript sources).

 
Admin. Notes
 

Further research necessary

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1218
 
Date Finished
 
1513
 
Length
 
876