List of the abbesses of Münsterschwarzach
The list of abbesses of Münsterschwarzach contains the names of the abbots of the Benedictine monastery Münsterschwarzach from its foundation to the present. The research divides the history of the monastery into four major sections, which can also be traced using the list of prelates.
First, in the 8th century, a women's monastery was established in Schwarzach , which can serve as a supply institute for the second-born daughters of an East Franconian noble family, probably the Mattons . The abbesses all came from the Frankish nobility and were often related to the kings of the Franconian Empire . The history of the Schwarzach women's monastery only ended with the departure of Abbess Bertha around the year 877.
At the same time, from the year 816, the Megingaudshausen monastery in the Steigerwald was also established as a convent of the Mattonen. Here, however, the later sons were housed. After the nuns moved out of the buildings of the Schwarzach women's monastery, Abbot Ebbo began moving the convent to the Main, so that Megingaudshausen is counted as the predecessor of Münsterschwarzach's monastery in research. Now took over: At the same time the second phase ended with the head Ebbo commendators for over seventy years, the power in the monastery, which at times even quite vacancy.
This time only ended with some documents in the nineties of the 10th century. The Würzburg bishops gained power over the abbey and from then on appointed the abbots. During the time of the Münsterschwarzach monastery in Würzburg , which lasted over 800 years from 1001 to 1803, the abbots were subject to major changes. The abbot election quickly established itself within the convent, which was additionally promoted by the various monastery reforms. In the 15th century the principle of nobility was finally abolished, from then on even ordinary citizens could become members of the convention. In 1803, in the course of secularization, Münsterschwarzach was abolished .
From then on, the monastery buildings stood empty and fell into disrepair for more than 100 years before monks returned to Münsterschwarzach in 1913. Under Abbot Plazidus II. Vogel, the abbey established itself as part of the Congregation of St. Ottilien in the Order of the Benedictines . → see also: History of the Münsterschwarzach Monastery
The abbesses of the Schwarzach convent
The list of abbesses of the Schwarzach women's monastery is primarily based on the detailed study by Franziskus Büll on the “Monasterium Suuarzaha” as its theme. Only the established heads of the table are listed, the controversial abbesses only mentioned in the introduction: The first abbess was perhaps Mattoness Hruadlaug, the sister of the second Würzburg bishop Megingaud . Her niece Juliana, who is occupied between 789 and 794, could have followed her in office.
Under the wife of Charlemagne, Fastrada , the monastery was finally expanded from 783. Charlemagne then raised the monastery of his relatives who were married into an imperial monastery . At that time it had adopted the rules of Benedict von Aniane and chose the abbess from the existing nuns of the monastery. The first secured abbess was the daughter of Fastrada and Charlemagne, Theodrada . After the death of her father, she retired to the Argenteuil monastery near Paris. Alarmed by the Norman incursions of the 9th century, which devastated the area around Paris, the king's daughter retired to Münsterschwarzach.
First, Theodrada contractually secured the successor to a count's daughter named Blutenda as abbess and thus undermined the free election of abbots. But according to a later document, she finally promised the daughter of Ludwig the German , Hildegard , the lifelong right to use Münsterschwarzach, which suggests that Blutenda died before Theodrada or was passed over the second time. Hildegard died in 856 or 859, but by this time had already left Münsterschwarzach and had become abbess at Fraumünster in Zurich. She was succeeded by her sister Bertha , with her departure from Münsterschwarzach the history of the women's monastery on the Schwarzach ended. From then on, the remaining Mattonen and the Würzburg bishops, who also claimed the monastery, fought over the abbey.
|No.||abbess||Term of office||Remarks||presentation||coat of arms|
|1||Hruadlaug||762/763 – before 783|
|3||Theodrada||after 824/828 – after 844||First, in 824 she was still an abbess at Argenteuil. 844 in Münsterschwarzach.|
|4th||Bleeding||848-851||Appointment by Theodrada, also Blittruda, daughter of Gaufgrafen Folkbert vom Volkfeldgau .|
|5||Hildegard||848 / 851-853||before 848 appointed successor by Theodrada, 853 Hildegard left Schwarzach and moved to Zurich. Death in 856 as Abbess of St. Felix and St. Regula Zurich.|
|6th||Bertha||853-877||after Hildegard's death left Münsterschwarzach, successor to Hildegard in Fraumünster in Zurich.|
The abbots from Megingaudshausen and Münsterschwarzach
The list of abbots from Megingaudshausen and Münsterschwarzach is based on the extensive abbot series by Heinrich Wagner. In addition, Gabriel Vogt's "early history" plays a certain role because it contains some other data. In summary, Leo Trunk's overview can also contribute several other dates. In the following, Wagner's dates were noted as terms of office, deviating information can be found in the notes.
During the time of the Münsterschwarzach women's monastery, a monastery was founded in the Steigerwald in 816. It was named Megingaudshausen after its founder, Count Megingoz, and was settled by Benedictines . Since Megingoz also belonged to the Mattonen family, the connection with the women's abbey on the Main was quickly established. After the nuns of the women's convent migrated to Zurich, the monks from Megingaudshausen moved to Schwarzach and repopulated the monastery.
The first abbots are Benedict, who was probably the reformer Benedikt von Aniane, Madalbertus and Abbot Hartwig. Benedict, however, rarely stayed in the monastery himself, but appointed deputies who themselves had great influence on the convent. For example, Teutgarius was sometimes even considered an independent abbot in literature. During Abbot Ebbo's tenure, the convent moved to the Main Valley. In the monastery chronologies the abbots of the Steigerwaldkloster are listed as the first Münsterschwarzach abbots.
With the appearance of the male clergy in Münsterschwarzach, a time of disputes between Mattonen and bishops began. The winner of this dispute was Mattone Dracholf , who was also Bishop of Freising. He headed the Schwarzach Monastery in the years 918–926 as Commendatarabbot from his bishopric. It was only after his death that the Würzburg bishops managed to regain control of the abbey. Nevertheless, Münsterschwarzach was ruled by commendatar abbots for more than seventy years. At times, however, the abbey was even empty.
|No.||Dept||Term of office||Remarks||presentation||coat of arms|
|1||Benedict||816-821||other assumptions: 815-843, 816-841; at the same time abbot of Aniane, Maursmünster, Megingaudshausen and Kornelimünster; † February 11, 821|
|2||Madalbertus||821 / 843-857||other assumptions: 843-867; † November 18, 867|
|3||Hartwig||857-892||other assumptions: 867-892, 877; † August 10, 892|
|4th||Ebbo||892-918||first abbot of Münsterschwarzach in Münsterschwarzach; † August 11, 918|
|5||Dragonolf||918-926||other assumptions: 912-926; Commendatar abbot based in Freising, Bishop of Freising 907–926; † 926||
Painting in the Freising Fürstengang
Coat of arms in the royal course in Freising
The abbots of the Würzburg monastery
In the years 993 and 999, Bishop Bernward von Würzburg succeeded in gaining power over the Benedictine monastery through documents. As the first abbot, however, Alapold was not handed down until 1001. The missing years between the bishops' claims to power and the appointment of a new abbot are probably due to disputes between Mattonen and the bishopric, which smoldered even further in the 11th century. Only gradually did these legal disputes ebb until the Münsterschwarzach Abbey had finally established itself as a Würzburg monastery.
|No.||Dept||Term of office||Remarks||presentation||coat of arms|
|6th||Alapold||1001 / 06-1013||probably from St. Emmeram in Regensburg to Münsterschwarzach, first regular abbot after the time of the commander abbot; † June 1, 1013|
|7th||Heribert||1013-1015||possibly related to Heribert , Bishop of Eichstätt, June 1013 abbot in Münsterschwarzach; † April 14, 1015|
|8th||Walther I.||1015-1026||Benediction in April 1015, consecration of the monastery church Münsterschwarzach; † 18./19. January 1026|
|9||Wolfher||1026-1047 / 48||Benediction in January 1026, building of a Benedictine chapel in 1034, reliquary for the head of St. Felizitas; † September 9, 1047/48|
|10||St. Egbert||1047-1076 / 77||* around 1010 in Germany, appointed to Münsterschwarzach by Bishop Adalbero von Würzburg 1046, Benediction 1047, spread of the Gorzer Reform in Germany, Abbot of Neustadt am Main, Abbot of Lambach; † November 25, 1076/77|
|11||Burkard I.||1077-1096 / 98||Benediction at the end of November, beginning of December 1077, extension of the monastery library; † January 20, 1096/98|
|12||Altmann||1096 / 98-1112 / 14||Benediction in January 1096/1098; † September 27, 1112/14|
|13||Rupert||1112 / 14-1125||Benediction at the end of September, beginning of October 1112/14, acquisition of the castellian goods in Gerlachshausen and Sommerach; † February 17, 1125|
|14th||Poppo||1125/26||Benediction February 1125/1126, possibly identity with Pabo, Abbot of St. Emmeram; † June 27 of the same year|
|15th||tungsten||1125 / 26-1126 / 37||Benediction in late June, early July 1125/26; † October 1, 1126/37|
|16||Dietrich I.||1126 / 37-1142||sent from Hirsau monastery to Münsterschwarzach, Benediction 1126/37, implementation of the Hirsau reform; † July 5, 1142|
|17th||Gumpert||1142-1149||Benediction 1142; † June 13, 1149|
|18th||Sigehard||1149-1166 / 67||Benediction June 1149, construction of a sarcophagus for Megingaud, Egbert, Burkhard and Erlung; † February 12, 1166/67|
|19th||Gozwin||1166 / 67-1180 / 81||Benediction February 1166/67; † 19/29. June 1180/81|
|20th||Carrying photo||1180 / 81-1182 / 83||Benediction June / July 1180/81; † September 1, 1182/1183|
|21st||Gottfried||1182 / 83-1213||* probably around 1130, possibly a member of the von Seinsheim family , Benediction 1182/83 † December 15, 1213|
|22nd||Dietrich II.||1213-1221 / 24||Benediction 1213; † March 23, 1221/1224|
|23||Herald||1221-1233||Benediction 1221, burning down of the city of Schwarzach by Bamberg, Henneberg and Castellian troops on November 22, 1228 † 27/28. March 1233|
|24||Simon||1233-1248||Benediction 1233; † April 3, 1248|
|25th||Hermann||?||controversial, only passed down as "Hermannus abbas Svarza" in the Ottobeuren monastery ecology|
|26th||Rudiger from Langheim||? -1273||first attested as abbot in 1254, possibly resignation; † February 24, 1274|
|27||Arnold||1272–?||Benediction 1272, death before inauguration; † April 22nd of an unknown year|
|28||Sigiloch||mentioned in 1285||attested as prior of the abbey around 1260; † possibly in 1288|
|29||Sifrid||1288-1316||Benediction 1288, repayment of monastery debts during his tenure; † February 5, 1316|
|30th||Konrad I. Zobel||? -1318||Mentioned on November 22, 1317, possible dispute between two rivals of the same name about the dignity of abbot; † January 27, 1318||
Family coat of arms after Siebmacher
|31||Konrad II.||before 1317–?||Benediction before 1317, handed down as an intruder, indebtedness of the monastery, year of death not handed down|
|32||John I.||1318–?||Benediction in early January / late February 1318; † September 12/10. December of an unknown year|
|33||Heinrich||1334-1339||Benediction 1334; † September 10, 1339|
|34||Conrad III.||1339-1342||Benediction September 1339; † November 22, 1342|
|35||Walther II.||1342-1354||Benediction 1342, establishment of the Marienkirche in Dimbach as a provost; † February 2, 1354|
|36||Walther III.||1354-1374||Benediction 1354; † September 13, 1374|
|37||Conrad IV of Maienfels||1374-1377||Schismatic abbot election, Abbot von Murrhardt , Benediction September 1374; † June 7, 1377|
|38||Albert Truchsess||1374–?||Schismatic abbot election, probable resignation, year of death not recorded|
|39||Kraft von Buchheim called von Bieberehren||1377–?||also: “Crafto de Buchenaw”, “Krafft de Krautheim”, Benediction 1377; † April 26 of an unknown year|
|40||Hildebrand Zollner||1401-1403||Benediction February 1401, resignation 1403, provost in Dimbach; † January 7, 1414|
|41||Kaspar von Schaumberg||1409-1429||Profession in St. Burkard , Benediction 1409; † May 20 / May 15/16 September 1429|
|42||Konrad V. Geyer||1429-1431||as early as 1415 as a monk in St. Burkard zu Würzburg , later abbot and provost there on the Marienberg. 1429 appointed abbot of the orphaned Münsterschwarzach abbey by Johann II. Von Brunn, Bishop of Würzburg.||
Family coat of arms after Siebmacher
|43||Nicholas I of Gleißenberg||1431-1444||mentioned in a document dated July 2, 1432; † March 2, 1444|
|44||John II Wolf von Karsbach||1444-1454 / 55||after the reform of the convent by Monks of Andreas bei Fulda , construction of food and bedrooms, resigned 1450, acquisition of Provost Dimbach; † October 16, 1462|
|45||Ekkehard||1453-1465||already mentioned in 1450, document dated May 19, 1453, resigned before March 19, 1466|
|46||Martin||1465-1494||Profession in St. Aegid, Nuremberg , construction of the abbey building, 1473 admission to the general chapter in Erfurt , participation in the general chapters 1480, 1481, 1491, 1467 visitor of the Franconian abbeys, 1476 president of the provincial chapter in Bamberg , 1479 president in Nuremberg; † November 25, 1494|
|47||Michael||1494-1503||* Gerolzhofen , professed in Münsterschwarzach, infulation 1495, participation in the general chapters in Erfurt 1494, 1497, 1500, 1502, resignation in 1503; † October 10, 1504|
|48||Paul||1503-1505||* Dettelbach , Benediction by Lorenz von Bibra , Bishop of Würzburg; † March 30, 1505|
|49||Georg Wolfsbach||1505-1535||* Würzburg , professed in St. Stephan , Würzburg, destroyed by the Peasants' War, flight to Nuremberg, 1528 reconstruction under the protection of Prince-Bishop Konrad II von Thüngen , 1521 co-president on the chapter of St. Martin in Cologne , 1522 visitor for Franconia, Speyer and Strasbourg; † May 1, 1535.|
|50||John III Buttner||1535-1540||* Nordheim am Main , son of a cooper , ordained priest on March 31, 1526, benediction by Johannes Reuter, auxiliary bishop in Würzburg ; † February 27, 1540|
|51||Nicholas II Scholl||1540-1551||* 1474 in Grafenrheinfeld , son of a shipman, professed in Münsterschwarzach, 1497 to Cologne, 1513 Cellerar in Münsterschwarzach, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on March 10, 1540, benediction by August Mayer, auxiliary bishop in Würzburg, 1546 escape to St. Stephan, Würzburg before the invasion of the Saxons and Hessians, who looted the monastery; † October 27, 1551|
|52||Leonhard Gnetzamer||1551-1556||* Iphofen , professed in Münsterschwarzach in 1530/31, ordained priest on June 3, 1542, prior in Münsterschwarzach in 1544, November 11, 1551 elected abbot, deposed on June 20, 1556 due to mismanagement; † May 11, 1566|
|53||Wolfgang Zobel||1556-1563||* 1523 in Röttingen an der Tauber , professed in Münsterschwarzach in 1535/36, ordained priest on February 17, 1543, prior in 1556, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on June 23, 1556 under the chairmanship of Würzburg Auxiliary Bishop Georg Flach, establishment of an infirmary , demolition many debts; † May 16, 1563|
|54||John IV. Burckhardt||1563-1598||* 1538 in Wettelsheim near Treuchtlingen , 1548 entry into Münsterschwarzach, ordination March 30, 1555, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on May 24, 1563, electoral commissioner on December 1, 1573 when Julius Echter was elected bishop of Würzburg, he promoted the studies and the library, he also played a major role in the financial rehabilitation of the abbey, in 1575 he was also elected abbot of Banz monastery ; † January 26, 1598 in Banz, buried on February 2, 1598 in Münsterschwarzach|
|55||Johannes V. pitcher||1598-1613||* 1555/56 in Mellrichstadt , son of a linen weaver , entered Münsterschwarzach in 1573, studied theology outside the monastery, ordained priest on September 24, 1580, novice master, 1588, Suprior, Cellerar, prior in 1598, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on April 20, 1598 , Benediction on February 16, 1599 by the Auxiliary Bishop of Bamberg , Johann Ertlich, major construction work, order of pastoral care in the localities belonging to the abbey; † March 20, 1613|
|56||John VI Martin||1613-1627||* 1573 Mellrichstadt, son of a hacker , entered Münsterschwarzach in 1590, studied at the University of Würzburg in 1595 , ordained a priest on March 1, 1597, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on April 17, 1613, benediction on September 9, 1613, expensive construction work, since 1620 more economical Decline of the abbey, intervention by Prince-Bishop Philipp Adolf von Ehrenberg of Würzburg and appointment of Johannes Cassianus Speiser as prior; † June 5, 1628|
|57||Johannes Kassian Speiser||1628-1640||* February 5, 1583 in Ochsenfurt , professed in St. Ulrich Augsburg , ordained priest on March 31, 1607 in Dillingen an der Donau , on November 16, 1627 by Prince-Bishop Philipp Adolf von Ehrenberg, from Würzburg to prior in Münsterschwarzach, election of abbot on November 18, 1627 August 1628 and consecration by the Würzburg Auxiliary Bishop Jodokus Wagenhauber on September 10, 1628 in Münsterschwarzach, 1631 escape from the Swedes, 1636 return, escape to Würzburg, 1637 return, again escape to Bamberg until 1639; † July 17, 1640 in Münsterschwarzach|
|58||Nicholas III Molitor||1640||* 1600 in Geldersheim , 1623 professed in Münsterschwarzach, ordained priest on April 14, 1629, 1640 pastor in Sommerach , election of abbot on October 11, 1640, benediction on December 3, 1640; † December 10, 1640|
|59||Silvanus spies||1641-1646||* 1611 in Nüdlingen near Bad Kissingen , professed in Münsterschwarzach in 1611, escaped from the Swedes in 1631, appointed administrator of the abbey on December 10, 1640, elected abbot in St. Stephan in Würzburg on February 7, 1641, by the prince-bishop on February 9, 1641 Franz von Hatzfeld confirmed and consecrated on September 15, 1641 by the authorized Andreas Streublein (Abbot of St. Stephan), economic depth of the abbey, assumption of parish posts to cover maintenance; † March 15, 1646|
|60||Remigius Winckel||1646-1654||* 1604 in Remich an der Mosel , ( Luxembourg ), studied in Luxembourg Pont-à-Mousson and Cologne, joined the Abbey of Münster , Luxembourg (city) , 1636/37 titular abbot of Sponheim Abbey and Disibodenberg Abbey , (Palatinate), 1643 / 44 Titular Abbot of Hornbach Monastery , on October 20, 1643 pastor of Gr. Steinheim near Seligenstadt , 1646 on the recommendation of the Kurmainz bailiff in Steinheim Philipp Erwein von Schönborn Administrator in Münsterschwarzach, election of the abbot on August 7, 1646, economic security of the abbey, foundation of a deepened monastic-scientific spirituality; † August 9, 1654 in Gr. Steinheim and buried there|
|61||Benedict II. Weidenbusch||1654-1672||* 1632 in Königshofen in the grave box (Given Name: Johann Christoph May 13, 1632), 1649 professed in Münsterschwarzach, 1656 ordained a priest ( First Mass : May 15, 1656), continuation and expansion of the work of its predecessor, 1665 disease; † August 15, 1672 in Nordheim am Main|
|62||Plazidus I. Büchs||1672-1691||* November 21, 1627 in Münnerstadt , (baptized name: Martin), professed on January 1, 1647 in Münsterschwarzach, from 1654 to 1672 pastor in Stadelschwarzach , Wiesentheid and Sommerach , from 1658 to 1663 Cellerar in Münsterschwarzach, election of abbot on September 15, 1672, benediction on April 30, 1673; † January 1, 1691|
|63||Augustin Voit||1691-1704||* Gerolzhofen , (baptized name Georg Adam), professed in Münsterschwarzach on May 3, 1665, ordained priest on September 22, 1668, pastor in Sommerach 1674 to 1686, prior 1686 to 1691, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on January 25, 1691, Benediction on Feast of Maria Schnee August 5, 1691 by the suffragan Stephan Weinberger, Würzburg , major construction work in the abbey; † August 27, 1704|
|64||Bernhard Reyder||1704-1717||* 1652 in Wechterswinkel near Mellrichstadt, studied philosophy , Magister , 1671 studied canonical and secular law in Salzburg , ordained priest on September 19, 1676, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on September 4, 1704, benediction by Prince-Bishop of Würzburg Johann Philipp von Greiffenclau zu Vollraths on November 1, 1704; † March 16, 1717|
|65||Januarius Schwab||1717-1742||* October 4, 1668 in Gerolzhofen, (baptized name; Georg Jakob), professed in Münsterschwarzach on September 9, 1691, ordained a priest on December 18, 1694, study of theology and canon law in Würzburg, 1698 novice master, prior 1709 to 1714, election of abbot April 1, 1717, Benediction July 11, 1717, expansion of the monastery, construction of the new abbey church (architect Balthasar Neumann ), golden profession 1741; † May 31, 1742|
|66||Christophorus Balbus||1742-1761||* May 27, 1702 in Volkach , (baptismal name: Johann Albert), son of Johann Peter Balbus, Würzburger Amtskeller in Volkach, 1719 philosophy studies in Würzburg, 1722 professorship in Münsterschwarzach, ordination on March 29, 1727, election of abbot on June 19, 1742, Benediction on July 15, 1742 by Prince-Bishop Friedrich Karl von Schönborn-Buchheim in Würzburg, consecration of the new Minster on September 8, 1743, 1760 Schlagfluss , resigned August 11, 1761; † July 22, 1766|
|67||Sebastian Cönen||1761-1766||* 1697 in Würzburg, (baptized name: Johann Andreas), 1712 study of philosophy in Würzburg, 1716/17 entry into Münsterschwarzach, ordination on December 20, 1731, prior in Münsterschwarzach 1728 to 1739, pastor in Nordheim am Main 1743 to 1761, election of abbot on September 15, 1761, benediction on November 25, 1761 by Prince-Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim ; † October 17, 1766|
|68||Dominicus Otto||1766-1773||* June 21, 1716 in Bamberg , (baptized name: Johann Anton Alois), studied in Bamberg in 1730/31, ordained a priest on December 17, 1740, elected abbot on November 24, 1766, benediction on January 25, 1767 by the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg; † July 10, 1773|
|69||Ludwig Beck||1773-1794||* May 20, 1728, (baptized name: Johann Heinrich), professed in Münsterschwarzach on October 10, 1747, study of theology and law , ordination on May 20, 1752, 1759 to Fulda , professor of canon law in Fulda, on July 21, 1670 Appointment to the clergy , election of abbot on July 28th, 1773, benediction on October 31st, 1773. In 1788 he was deprived of economic management of the abbey; † February 4, 1794|
|70||Judas Thaddäus Sigerst||1794-1803||* July 10, 1735 in Poppenlauer near Bad Kissingen, son of the Würzburg official cellar in Poppenlauer Ulrich Siegerst, professed in Münsterschwarzach on October 11, 1753, canonical studies in Würzburg, ordination on November 21, 1759, Cellerar since 1766, election of abbot on February 25 1794, Benediction on June 22, 1794 by the Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Fahrmann from Würzburg , abolition of the abbey on May 7, 1803, lived in Stadelschwarzach until 1804; † May 6, 1806 in Würzburg, buried in the cathedral cemetery in Würzburg.|
The abbots of the Mission Benedictine Abbey of Münsterschwarzach
With the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss and the secularization , the Münsterschwarzach monastery was dissolved in 1803. More than seventy abbesses had directed the abbey in the more than a thousand years of its existence. The monastery grounds were not settled again until 1913, when the Mission Benedictines of St. Ottilien took care of the monastery buildings that were still in existence and rebuilt the abbey.
|No.||Dept||Term of office||Remarks||presentation||coat of arms|
|1||Plazidus II. Bird||1914-1937||* April 24, 1871 in Rehau , 1887 entry into the Benedictine order, August 15, 1891 profession in the Archabbey of Sankt Ottilien , ordination on June 25, 1895, March 15, 1914 appointment as first abbot of the newly established abbey by the abbot of Sankt Ottilien, Abbot's benediction on April 16, 1914 by Ferdinand von Schlör , Bishop of Würzburg, resignation from office on February 25, 1937; † May 18, 1943 in Lülsfeld|
|2||Burkhard II Utz||1937-1959||* November 5, 1892 in Sommerach , joined the Benedictine order in 1912, ordained a priest in 1921, elected abbot on March 11, 1937, abbot on April 11, 1937 by Matthias Ehrenfried , Bishop of Würzburg, resigned from office on May 31, 1959; † June 23, 1960 in Würzburg|
|3||Bonifaz Vogel||1959-1982||* May 1, 1912 in Rehau im Donau-Ries , nephew of the first abbot of the new foundation, joined the Benedictine order in 1932, ordained a priest on March 13, 1938, election of abbot on June 12, 1959, abbot's benediction on July 11, 1959 by Josef Stangl , Bishop of Würzburg, resigned from office on October 1, 1982; † August 1, 2004|
|4th||Fidelis Ruppert||1982-2006||* April 3, 1938 in Plankstadt near Heidelberg , 1959 entry into the Benedictine Abbey of Münsterschwarzach, philosophical-theological studies in St. Ottilien, ordination as a priest in 1964, abbot benediction on November 23, 1982 by Bishop Paul-Werner Scheele , resignation from office on April 14, 2006|
|5||Michael II. Reepen||since 2006||* June 24, 1959 in Freiburg im Breisgau , 1982 entry into the Münsterschwarzach Abbey, ordained a priest in 1987, elected abbot of Münsterschwarzach on May 20, 2006, the abbot's benediction donated to him on June 26, 2006 by Friedhelm Hofmann, Bishop of Würzburg.|
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- Franziskus Büll: The establishment of the Benedictine Abbey Megingaudshausen from 816 and its first abbot Benedict . In the S. (Ed.): Magna Gratulatio. 1200 years of Benedictine monastic community from Münsterschwarzach 816–2016 . Vier-Türme-Verlag, Münsterschwarzach 2016, ISBN 978-3-89680-899-8 , pp. 113-134.
- Büll, Franziskus: Das Monasterium Suuarzaha .
- Mahr, Johannes: Münsterschwarzach . P. 9.
- Büll, Franziskus: Das Monasterium Suuarzaha . P. 288 ff.
- Büll, Franziskus: The women's monastery Münsterschwarzach . P. 40.
- Wagner, Heinrich: The Abbots of Megingaudshausen and Münsterschwarzach in the Middle Ages .
- Vogt, Gabriel: On the early history of the Münsterschwarzach Abbey .
- Trunk, Leo: The Abbots of Münsterschwarzach .
- Wagner, Heinrich: The Abbots of Mengingaudshausen and Münsterschwarzach in the Middle Ages . P. 76 f.
- Wagner, Heinrich: The Abbots of Megingaudshausen and Münsterschwarzach in the Middle Ages . Pp. 71-152.
- Trunk, Leo: The Abbots of Münsterschwarzach . P. 156.
- See: Hallinger, Kassius: Chronology of the Abbots of Münsterschwarzach am Main (1390–1803) .