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Elizabeth of Hervorden [1618-1680] -- Princess-Abbess of Reichsabtei Herford

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Princess-Abbess of Reichsabtei Herford (1667-1680)
a/k/a
Elisabeth von der Pfalz
Elisabeth von Herford

She was abbess nine years after her younger sister, also abbess there, fled to France.

Eccleastical Territory of Herford (Reichsabtei Herford: The abbey was founded 820, granted Reichsfreiheit (Sovereign Status) 851, given rights of trade, coinage and costumes 973 and in 1147 it was granted Reichsunmittelbarkeit. Member of the Geistlischen Fürstenbank (Bench of Lords Spiritual) of the Westphalischer Kreis (Westphalian Circle) from 1500, and in 1521 mentioned as Imperial Prelate in an inventory of the Reichsstände - the territories of the Realm, in 1523 the Abbess was also appointed Princesses of the Empire (Reichsäbtissin zu Herford) and she became a member of the College of the Prelates of the Rhine, whose 17 members (Princess-Abbesses and Prince-Abbots) had a joint vote in the Council of the Princes of the Imperial Diet, where the representative of the Prelates sat on the Ecclesiastical Bench (Geistliche Bank der Reichsfürstenrat) 1533 it became a secular protestant chapter, 1631 the City of Herford became a free city (Reichstadt) confirmed by Reichkammergericht, 1802 it was annexed by Prussia. [http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/germany_ecclesiastical.htm]  -30-
 

Chronology

1661-1667
Koadjutorin at Reichsabtei Herford
1667-1680
Abbess, as Elisabeth III von der Pfalz, Pfalzgräfin
1667-1680
Princess-Abbess of Reichsabtei Herford

Associated

  • Mother: ¤Elizabeth of Bohemia [1596-1662] Queen of Bohemia
  • Father: ¤Frederick V of Bohemia [1596-1632] King, Elector of Rhine Palatine in HRE

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