Vekenega

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Vekenega (Zadar - Zadar, September 27, 1111) was a Croatian Benedictine nun from the House of Madi. She was the daughter of Čika and the abbess of the Benedictine monastery of St. Maria in Zadar from 1072. She is also known for the richly illuminated evangelistary, which she commissioned in the scriptorium of the monastery of st.Krševan in 1096.[1]

Life[edit]

She was the daughter of Čika, known to have founded the monastery of st. Mary in Zadar. When the king Petar Krešimir IV placed the monastery under the royal protection, he referred to Čika as his sister.[2]

After the tragic death of Vekenega's husband, Dobroslav, Vekenega becomes the nun of the aforementioned monastery in 1072.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Josip Bratulić i Stjepan Damjanović, Hrvatska pisana kultura, 1. svezak, 8. - 17. stoljeće, str. 63, ISBN 953-96657-3-6
  2. ^ Stipišić, J. i M. Šamšalović, ur. Codex Diplomaticus Regni Croatiae, Dalmatiae et Slavoniae, sv. 1. Zagreb: Izdavački zavod Jugoslavenske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti, 1967., p. 102. (Dalje: CD I)

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