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Walburg [St Walburg, Walburga]locked

(c. 710–779?)
  • Carolyne Larrington

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Walburg [St Walburg, Walburga] (c. 710–779?), abbess of Heidenheim, was born in Wessex c.710. She was the sister of Willibald and Winnebald and probably a kinswoman of Leoba. Walburg inherited the Benedictine monastery of Heidenheim in southern Germany from Winnebald, its founder, in 761, and brought a group of nuns, including ...

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