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University Church of Marburg

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Location type: Monastery
Location address: Deutschland, Marburg-Biedenkopf
Number of texts: 1
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The University Church of Marburg is a 13th-century, asymmetric, two-aisled hall church in Marburg, Hesse.
The foundation of the church came in 1291, the era of Gothic architecture. The Dominican Order originally received permission from Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse to build a monastery and church. The Dominicans were popular among the population because they contributed to the poor and health care expenses. They received generous donations which enabled them to richly endow the church, built in dedication to John the Baptist.

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