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The first historic mention of Billigheim is in the archives of Würzburg in the year 1000. At that time, a convent was founded there. The convent owned the village until secularization in 1584. At that time, the convent was closed, and the village was given to Kurmainz.
In 1803, along with the entire area, the town was given to the dukes of Leiningen in Baden, who remodeled the convent into a palace. This palace burned to the ground in 1902. The remaining church was remodeled in 1878-79.