Maria Kunigunde of Saxony

The Princesses of Essen Minster

Essen Minster was founded in 845 by the Bishop of Hildesheim. The present building, although reconstructed after the Second World War, was built after 1275. The abbey was ruled by an abbess, who was often of noble or royal descent. Gerswid I (about 850; relative of Saint Altfrid) Gerswid II (about 880) Adalwi (d. 895) [read more]