S. Maria Magdalena vor Schottentor
Community ID
Alternate Names
S. Mariae Magdalenae Vindobonensium
Date Founded
Founded in 1239 by Duke Friedrich II
Date Terminated
The community was merged into S. Lorenz in 1533 after the cloister was destroyed in the 1529 Turkish siege. (Karl Czoernig, Ethnographie der Oesterreichischen monarchie, (Vienna: K.-K. Hof- und staatsdruckerei, 1857), 143)
Religious Order
Augustinian canonesses
Notable Heads

Sister Elzbet served as prioress, according to a Sarhemberger document of 1361

Sister Margret served as prioress and was named in 1437 document

Priorin Barbara Hirss is named in a document of 1477

Sister Helena Hewtin, Maisterin, arranged for an endowed mass for Wolfgang Ottlinger and his wife Barbara in 1486.

In 1527, Sister Constantia Pugklin was serving as Maisterin


Frederick the Fair donated to the convent in 1327.

Published Primary Sources

Necrologia Germaniae, includes S. Maria Magdalena vor Schottentor necrology.

Manuscripts Produced

Vienna ONB 1894, a late medieval Processional; a late hand dates the manuscript to 1489, but the bulk of the copying was earlier. (Menhardt, Altdeutsche Handschriften, 1960/61)

Vienna ONB Vindobonensis 2035, a diurnal with German rubrics from 1480

Vienna ONB 13825, a contemplative manuscript from 1464; a reader made note of the Turkish invasion of 1529

Kalocsa, Akademie der Wissenschaften, lat. cod. 4o 10, the winter portion of a 14th-century diurnal with Passau rubrics (described in Rado 1949, 358)

Kalocsa, Dombibliothek nr. 214, the summer portion of a 15th-century diurnal (described in Rado 1949, p. 364)

Cynthia J. Cyrus and Christine Smith