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Austria
Sankt Lambrecht
Steiermark

Hauptstraße 1
(Benediktinerstift - Front)

Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht

Founders of St. Lambrecht's Abbey


1730-50

Sankt Lambrecht /  Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht   Sankt Lambrecht /  Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht

Description

Flanking the main gate of the abbey are statues of the founders of the abbey and their wives. The Abbey was founded in 1076 by Markward of Eppenstein and the foundation was finished under Markward's son Heinrich III respectively in 1103 (installation of abbot Hartmann), 1109 (confirmation by pope Paschalis II) and 1114 (imperial confirmation by Heinrich IV.)

Sankt Lambrecht - Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht
Sophie
(d. 1154), daughter of Margrave Leopold II of Babenberg, married after 1103 with Duke Heinrich.
She was his third wife, he was first married with Beatrix, daughter of Count Otto von Dießen, and 1096 Liutgard.

Sankt Lambrecht - Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht
Heinrich III. Herzog von Kärnten
(c. 1050-1122), son of Markward von Eppenstein,
Graf von Eppenstein, Margrave of Carniola, Friuli, Istria and Verona, Duke of Carinthia, Vogt of Aquileia and Moosburg.
(Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht
Markward IV. Graf von Eppenstein
(1010/20 - 1076),
Count in Viehbachgau, 1039 Count in Carinthia, 1070 Margrave of Istria-Carniola and (disputed:) Duke of Carinthia from 1073 to 1076.
Founder of St. Lambrecht's Abbey
(Wikipedia).

Sankt Lambrecht - Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht
Liutbirg
daughter of Count Liutold II of Plain married ca. 1045/50 count Markward IV.

Sankt Lambrecht - Gründer des Stifts St. Lambrecht
Above the gate are two coats-of-arms, the left is of the St. Lambrecht's Abbey, and the right one is the family-coat of arms of abbot Eugen Count Inzagi (abbot 1737-1760)

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Location (N 47°4'14" - E 14°18'0")

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