Liesborn
Community ID
 
4969
 
Town
 
Liesborn
 
Diocese
 
Münster
 
Modern Location
 
7 km. NW of Lippstadt
 
Date Founded
 
late 8th or early 9th c.
 
Date Terminated
 
1131
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

Traditionally attributed to Charlemagne, one of whose daughters was supposedly first abbess. Other abbesses came from local nobility. The convent had close connections with the community at Herzebrock, whose first abbess was the nun Duda educated at Liesborn. Supposedly Bishop Ecgbert of Münster expelled the nuns and turned the place over to Cistercian men in a reform of 1131.

 
Other Ecclesiastical Relations
  
Admin. Notes
 

Catholic Encyclopedia entry">http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09237a.htm">entry

Another reference from the Catholic Encyclopedia which, from the title, seems to be about the later Benedictine monastary:
BECKER, Die Wirt-schaftsverhaltnisse des Klosters Liesborn am Ende des Mittelalters (Münster Dissertation, 1909) (http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23845941 ; HOLLIS Number: 004018594)

 
Contributors
 
Hamish Cameron