Johannes Busch

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Johannes (or Jan) Busch (1399 – c. 1480) was a major reformer and provost of the Augustinian monastic order. He was associated with the Brethren of the Common Life.[1]

He was born in Zwolle. He spent most of the last 40 years of his life visiting and inspecting monasteries and convents, including Escherde (1441),[2] Brunswick,[3] and Wienhausen Abbey, then a Cistercian nunnery, where he removed the abbess in 1469.[4] He also wrote some substantial surviving works, including a chronicle of Windesheim.[5] He died at Hildesheim.


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Albert, Peter Paul (1910). "Hanover". Catholic Encyclopedia 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 
  2. ^ Monasticon, Monastic Matrix, retrieved June 2013 
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Guldner, Benedict (1908). "Brunswick (Braunschweig)". Catholic Encyclopedia 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 
  4. ^ Mecham, J. (2003), "Reading between the lines: compilation, variation, and the recovery of an authentic female voice in the Dornenkron prayer books from Wienhausen" (PDF), Journal of Medieval History 29: 109–128, doi:10.1016/s0304-4181(03)00013-7, retrieved June 2013  line feed character in |title= at position 40 (help)
  5. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Webster, Douglas Raymund (1913). "Windesheim". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

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