Fulda monastery Panorama, Germany

The Princely Abbey of Fulda (German: Fürstabtei Fulda; Kloster Fulda), from 1752 onward the Prince-Bishopric of Fulda (German: Hochstift Fulda; Fürstbistum Fulda), was a Benedictine abbey as well as an ecclesiastical principality centered on Fulda, in the present-day German state of Hesse. It was founded in 744 by Saint Sturm, a disciple of Saint Boniface. Through the 8th and 9th centuries, Fulda Abbey became a prominent center of learning and culture in Germany, and a site of religious significance and pilgrimage following the burial of Boniface. The growth in population around Fulda would result in its elevation to a prince-bishopric in the second half of the 18th century.


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