Melk
Community ID
 
2830
 
Alternate Names
 
Medelik; Melicium; Mon. Melicense
 
Diocese
 
Passau
 
Region
 
Lower Austria
 
Corporate Status
 
Double monastery
 
Dedication
 
S. Peter; S. Paul; S. Colomann
 
Date Founded
 
985
 
Date Terminated
 
1300 circa (women)
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Congregation
 
Admont
 
Foundation Information
 

985 as Kollegiatstift 1089 to Benedictines 1100 first women (until 1300). First Benedictine abbott was Sigibold with 12 monks from Lambach. 15th C. to Melk Observance. Reformed post 1116.

 
Contributors
 
Alison Beach