Anna Salome from Manderscheid-Blankenheim
In 1640, Anna Salome received, together with her three years younger sister Clara Elisabeth von Manderscheid-Blankenheim , Präbenden in Thorn Abbey, and a few years later in Essen. The fact that she was elected abbess eight years after joining the monastery and at the age of only twenty in Thorn was not only a result of the fact that the family of the Counts of Manderscheid and related families held the majority of the prebends, but lay also of Anna Salome's personal influence and ability. Anna Salome was a very educated woman for the time who left a private library of over 100 books. The list includes books on political, legal, geographic, historical, and even medical titles. Anna Salome ruled in her own monastery, even writing legal briefs for the Essen monastery herself.
- Ute Küppers-Braun: A miracle in Thorn? Clara Elisabeth von Manderscheid-Blankenheim and Markus von Aviano. In: The Minster on Hellweg. 60, 2007, , pp. 63-86.
- Ute Küppers-Braun: women of the high nobility in the imperial-free-worldly ladies' monastery Essen (1605-1803). A constitutional and socio-historical study. At the same time a contribution to the history of the Thorn, Elten, Vreden and St. Ursula monasteries in Cologne. Aschendorffsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Münster 1997, ISBN 3-402-06247-X ( sources and studies 8), (also: Essen, Univ., Diss., 1995).
|SURNAME||Manderscheid-Blankenheim, Anna Salome from|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Abbess of the women's monastery Thorn, abbess of the women's monastery in Essen|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 12, 1628|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 15, 1691|