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Fulda Monastery
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[German Version]

in the German federal state of Hesse, which became a diocese in 1752. The monastery was founded by Boniface in 744, with Sturmi (Sturmius) as its first abbot, and followed the Rule of St. Benedict (it was an exemplary Carolingian monastery in the tradition of Monte Cassino). It was granted papal exemption in 751, and enjoyed royal patronage from 765. The monastery owned large tracts of land between the Baltic and Adriatic Seas, though it gradually concentrated itself on central Germany. As a very large convent (78…

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Flachenecker, Helmut, “Fulda Monastery”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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