Abbey of Kempten

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ABBEY OF KEMPTEN (Abbatia principalis Campidunensis)

Country : Germany
Denomination : Roman Catholic
Order: Benedictan

Established : 773
Abolished : 1803

Arms (crest) of Abbey of Kempten
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Origin/meaning

The arms are known since the middle of the 15th century and show the founder of the Abbey, Queen Hildegard, wife of Emperor Charlemagne. Before the abbey used only the divided shield with a wavy silver chief. These arms are known from the late 14th century.

The arms were also used by the Kempten district until 1973.

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