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(Luxemburg). In 697/698, abbess Irmina of Oeren gifted her portion of the villa Epternacus to Willibrord (died 739), who obtained the other portion c. 700 from Plectrud and Pippin II in order to found his monastery. Willibrord's grave in Echternach attracted many pilgrims, and Alcuin wrote his Vita of the missionary there. The scriptorium produced the outstanding products of an insular scribal art and flourished again from the 11th century (Codex Egberti; court studio of the Salians). From c. 848 on, it was a canonical institution; from 973, it came under the Rule of Ben…

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Hartmann, Martina, “Echternach”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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