Aglaien-sisterhood
Community ID
 
2426
 
Town
 
Würzburg
 
Diocese
 
Würzburg
 
Medieval Location
 
in Haßgau near Haßfurt
 
Date Founded
 
1391
 
Date Terminated
 
1580 (circa)
 
Foundation Information
 

Bishop Gerhard founded the Agel or Aglaien-sisterhood in 1391. The sisters took their name from the Agel-flower, of which each sister wore a replica made of silver when they left the community (Link, 620). According to Link, the leader of the community was called the "queen."

 
Social Characteristics
 

This was a noble community.

 
Secondary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

The convent dissolved in the wake of the Protestant Reformation.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

This community requires further verification and research.

 
Date Started
 
1391
 
Date Finished
 
1580
 
Length
 
508