S. Giovanni
Community ID
Alternate Names
S. Giovanni Battista
Medieval Location
Outside the city, on the hill of Giano
John the Baptist
Date Founded
1325 or earlier
Date Terminated
1816 (see "Incorporated By," below)
Religious Order
Poor Clares
Augustinian after 1345
Notable Heads

Abbess Mita or Margherita di Andreuccio was abbess as of 1345. She was succeeded a few years later by Costanza di Rinalduccio of Perugia, dying in office in 1412 at age 108. Filippa di Andrea succeeded her, then Giovanna, and finally Pisa di Lamparelli, who died in 1471.

Population Counts

3 in 1340, including the abbess; 14 in 1345: Abbess Mita or Margherita di Andreuccio, her companions Suor Costanza di Rinalduccio of Perugia and Suor Cecilia da Cerreto, and other nuns Andreuccia di Nerio di Grasso, Elisabetta, Illuminata, Agostina, Filippa, Catarina, Giovanna, Benedetta, Margherita, Elena, Francesca di Cola and Cecilia Rostanze.

Incorporated By

S. Maria Maddalena (1816) at the order of Pope Pius VII.

Dependency Of

After adopting the Augustinian rule in 1345, they become a dependency of the Canons Regular of the Lateran, who lived on Colle Giano.

Published Primary Sources
Miscellaneous Information

The monastery caught fire in 1326 [?], killing 8 nuns and 70 lambs. Margherita di Anreuccio, abbess in 1345, left with her companions Costanza and Cecilia (see above) to settle temporarily in a convent of Tertiaries in the city of Spello, but she later returned to the monastery while it was being repaired, leaving her two companions.

Suzanne Wemple-Kinder
Date Started
Date Finished