Heilwig of Lippe

Intro German noblewoman
Is Noble
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender female
Birth 1200

Heilwig of Lippe, also known as Heilwig of Schaumburg (c. 1200 – c. 1248/1250) was a German noblewoman.

Life

She was a daughter of Lord Herman II of Lippe and his wife, Oda of Tecklenburg. On 14 February 1246, she founded the Cistercian monastery in Herwardeshude, a village at the mouth of the Pepermölenbek, between the later St. Pauli and Altona. The monastery was confirmed by Pope Innocent IV in 1247. This monastery later founded the monasteries In Valle Virgum, also in Herwardeshude, and in 1530, after the reformation, the Monastery of St. John, which still exists as a Protestant nunnery.

Legacy

In 1870, the Heilwigstraße in Hamburg-Eppendorf was named after her.

Marriage and issue

She was married to Count Adolf IV of Holstein-Kiel and Schauenburg. They had at least three children: John I Gerhard I Matilda

Ancestors

8. Herman I, Lord of Lippe
8. Herman I, Lord of Lippe
4. Bernard II, Lord of Lippe
2. Herman II, Lord of Lippe
10. Otto I, Count of Are-Hostaden
5. Heilwig of Are-Hostaden
1. Heilwig of Lippe
12. Henry I, Count of Tecklenburg
6. Simon I, Count of Tecklenburg
13. Eilika of Oldenburg
3. Oda of Tecklenburg
7. Oda of Berg-Altena
8. Herman I, Lord of Lippe
4. Bernard II, Lord of Lippe
2. Herman II, Lord of Lippe
10. Otto I, Count of Are-Hostaden
5. Heilwig of Are-Hostaden
1. Heilwig of Lippe
12. Henry I, Count of Tecklenburg
6. Simon I, Count of Tecklenburg
13. Eilika of Oldenburg
3. Oda of Tecklenburg
7. Oda of Berg-Altena
4. Bernard II, Lord of Lippe
2. Herman II, Lord of Lippe
10. Otto I, Count of Are-Hostaden
5. Heilwig of Are-Hostaden
1. Heilwig of Lippe
12. Henry I, Count of Tecklenburg
6. Simon I, Count of Tecklenburg
13. Eilika of Oldenburg
3. Oda of Tecklenburg
7. Oda of Berg-Altena

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