Heilwig of Lippe
|Heilwig of Lippe|
|Spouse(s)||Adolf IV of Holstein|
|Father||Herman II, Lord of Lippe|
|Mother||Oda of Tecklenburg|
Heilwig of Lippe, also known as Heilwig of Schaumburg (c. 1200 – c. 1248/1250) was a German noblewoman.
On 14 February 1246, she found the Cistercian monastery in Herwardeshude, a village at the mouth of the Pepermölenbek, between the later St. Pauli and Altona. The monastery was confirmed by Pope Innocent IV in 1247. This monastery later founded the monasteries In Valle Virgum, also in Herwardeshude, and in 1530, after the reformation, the Monastery of St. John, which still exists as a Protestant nunnery.
In 1870, the Heilwigstraße in Hamburg-Eppendorf was named after her.
Marriage and issue
She was married to Count Adolf IV of Holstein-Kiel and Schauenburg. They had at least three children:
|Ancestors of Heilwig of Lippe|
- Silke Urbanski: Geschichte des Klosters Harvestehude „In valle virginum“. Wirtschaftliche, soziale und politische Entwicklung eines Nonnenklosters bei Hamburg 1245-1530 (Dissertationsschrift), Münster 1996, ISBN 3-8258-2758-5
- Homepage of the St. John's monastery, viewed on 1 October 2010
- Genealogy of Bernard IV of Lippe, viewed on 1 October 2010
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