Tihany Abbey

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Tihany Abbey
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Monastery information
Order Benedictine
Established 1055
Dedicated to 1763 (current church)
Diocese Veszprém
People
Founder(s) Andrew I of Hungary
Site
Location Tihany, Veszprém County, Hungary

The Tihany Abbey is a Benedictine monastery established at Tihany in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1055. Its patrons are the Virgin Mary and Saint Aignan of Orleans.

Foundation[edit]

The Benedictine monastery at Tihany was established in 1055 by King Andrew I of Hungary (r. 1046–1060).[1] It was dedicated to the Holy Virgin and to Saint Bishop Aignan of Orleans.[1] King Andrew was buried in the church of the monastery in 1060.[2] His tomb in the crypt of the church is only grave of a medieval King of Hungary which has been preserved until now.[2]

The church's ceiling is decorated with frescoes by Károly Lotz, depicting Faith, Hope and Love.

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References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Berend, Nora; Laszlovszky, József; Szakács, Béla Zsolt (2007). "The kingdom of Hungary". In Berend, Nora. Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus', c.900-1200. Cambridge University Press. pp. 319–368. ISBN 978-0-521-87616-2. 
  • Csóka, Gáspár; Koszta, László (1994). "Tihany". In Kristó, Gyula; Engel, Pál; Makk, Ferenc. Korai magyar történeti lexikon (9-14. század) [=Encyclopedia of the Early Hungarian History (9th-14th centuries)] (in Hungarian). Akadémiai Kiadó. pp. 675–676. ISBN 963-05-6722-9. 

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Coordinates: 46°54′50″N 17°53′22″E / 46.91389°N 17.88944°E / 46.91389; 17.88944