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A '''nun''' (from the [[Latin]] ''nonna'' being a female version of ''nonnus'' meaning ''monk'') was the female equivalent of a [[monk]]. Nuns lived in [convent] and followed a [[religion|religious]] life under the authority of an abbess or prioress.
 
A '''nun''' (from the [[Latin]] ''nonna'' being a female version of ''nonnus'' meaning ''monk'') was the female equivalent of a [[monk]]. Nuns lived in [convent] and followed a [[religion|religious]] life under the authority of an abbess or prioress.
  
===[Medieval] Orders of Nuns===
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===[[Medieval]] Orders of Nuns===
*[[Wikipedia:Order_of_Saint_Benedict|The Order of St. Benedict]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Augustinian_nuns|The Rule of St. Augustine (Augustinians)]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Order_of_Saint_Benedict|The Order of St. Benedict (Benedctines)]]
 
**[[Wikipedia:Cistercians|The Order of Cistercians]]
 
**[[Wikipedia:Cistercians|The Order of Cistercians]]
 
**[[Wikipedia:Trappistines|The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappistines)]]
 
**[[Wikipedia:Trappistines|The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappistines)]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Poor_Clares|The Order of Poor Ladies (Poor Clares)]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Poor_Clares|The Order of Poor Ladies (Poor Clares)]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Carthusian|The Order of St. Bruno (Carthusians)]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Carmelites|The Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Carmelites)]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Dominican_nuns|The Order of Preachers (Dominican nuns)]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Dominican_nuns|The Order of Preachers (Dominican nuns)]]
  
===Notable Nuns from [Period]===
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===Notable Nuns from [[Period]]===
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*[[Wikipedia:Egeria_%28pilgrim%29|Egeria]] (4th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Scholastica]] (c. 480-543)
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*[[Wikipedia:Saint_Canna|Canna]] (6th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Osyth]] (d. 653)
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*[[Wikipedia:Edburga_of_Bicester|Edburga of Bicester]] (7th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Gertrude_of_Nivelles|Gertrude of Nivelles]] (626-659)
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*[[Wikipedia:Austreberta]] (630-704)
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*[[Wikipedia:Godeberta]] (c. 640-700)
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*[[Wikipedia:Milburga_of_Wenlock|Milburga of Wenlock]] (d. 715)
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*[[Wikipedia:Adela_and_Irmina|Adela and Irmina]] (8th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Alburga]] (d. 810)
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*[[Wikipedia:Kassia]] (9th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Hrosvit]] (c. 935-c. 1002)
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*[[Wikipedia:Edburga_of_Winchester|Edburga of Winchester]] (d. 960)
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*[[Wikipedia:Adelaide%2C_Abbess_of_Vilich|Adelaide, Abbess of Vilich]] (c. 970-1015)
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*[[Wikipedia:Ende_%28artist%29|Ende]] (10th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Agnes_of_Gandersheim|Agnes of Gandersheim]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Agatha%2C_wife_of_Edward_the_Exile|Agatha, wife of Edward the Exile]] (11th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Elin]] (d. after 1110)
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*[[Wikipedia:Jutta]] (1091-1136)
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*[[Wikipedia:Christina_of_Markyate|Christina of Markyate]] (c. 1095-1155)
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*[[Wikipedia:Hildegard_von_Bingen|Hildegard von Bingen]] (1098-1179)
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*[[Wikipedia:Heloise_%28abbess%29|Heloise]] (1101-1162)
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*[[Wikipedia:Eleanor_of_Aquitaine|Eleanor of Aquitaine]] (1122-1204)
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*[[Wikipedia:Herrade_of_Landsberg|Herrade of Landsberg]] (c. 1130-1195)
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*[[Wikipedia:Guda]] (12th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Nun_of_Watton|The Nun of Watton]] (12th century)
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*[[Wikipedia:Bona_of_Pisa|Bona of Pisa]] (c. 1156-1207)
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*[[Wikipedia:Berengaria_of_Navarre|Berengaria of Navarre]] (c. 1165-1230)
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*[[Wikipedia:Joan_of_England%2C_Queen_of_Sicily|Joan of England]] (1165-1199)
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*[[Wikipedia:Teresa_of_Portugal|Teresa of Portugal]] (1181-1250)
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*[[Wikipedia:Clare_of_Assisi|Clare of Assisi]] (1194-1253)
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*[[Wikipedia:Mechthild_of_Magdeburg|Mechtild of Magdeburg]] (1210-c. 1285)
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*[[Wikipedia:Agnes_of_Bohemia|Agnes of Bohemia]] (1211-1282)
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*[[Wikipedia:Catherine_of_Ymseborg|Catherine of Ymseborg]] (c. 1215-1252)
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*[[Wikipedia:Gertrude_of_Hackeborn|Gertrude of Hackeborn]] (1223-1292)
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*[[Wikipedia:Saint_Humility|Humility]] (c. 1226-1310)
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*[[Wikipedia:Jolenta_of_Poland|Jolenta of Poland]] (1235-1298)
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*[[Wikipedia:Agnes_of_Montepulciano|Agnes of Montepulciano]] (1268-1317)
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*[[Wikipedia:Clare_of_Montefalco|Clare of Montefalco]] (1268-1318)
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*[[Wikipedia:Isabella_of_France|Isabella of France]] (1295-1358)
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*[[Wikipedia:Uliana_Alexandrovna_of_Tver|Uliana Alexandrovna of Tver]] (c. 1325-1392)
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*[[Wikipedia:Anna_of_Trebizond|Anna of Trebizond]] (d. 1342)
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*[[Wikipedia:Catherine_of_Siena|Catherine of Siena]] (1347-1380)
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*[[Wikipedia:Angelina_di_Marsciano|Angelina di Marsciano]] (1377-1435)
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*[[Wikipedia:Rita_of_Cascia|Rita of Cascia]] (1381-1457)
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*[[Wikipedia:Margareta_Clausdotter|Margareta Clausdotter]] (d. 1486)
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*[[Wikipedia:Joana%2C_Princess_of_Portugal|Joana, Princess of Portugal]] (1452-1490)
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*[[Wikipedia:Beatrix_da_Silva|Beatrix da Silva]] (d. 1490)
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*[[Wikipedia:Columba_of_Rieti|Columba of Rieti]] (1467-1501)
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*[[Wikipedia:La_Beata_de_Piedrahita|La Beata de Piedrahita]] (d. 1511)
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*[[Wikipedia:Magdalena_de_la_Cruz|Magdalena de la Cruz]] (1487-1560)
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*[[Wikipedia:Katharina_von_Bora|Katharina von Bora]] (1499-1552)
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*[[Wikipedia:Teresa_of_%C3%81vila]] (1515-1582)
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*[[Wikipedia:Catherine_of_Ricci|Catherine of Ricci]] (1522-1590)
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*[[Wikipedia:Magdalena_de_Pazzi|Magdalena de Pazzi]] (1566-1607)
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*[[Wikipedia:Infanta_Isabella_Clara_Eugenia_of_Spain|Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain]] (1566-1633)
  
 
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[[category:religion]]

Revision as of 01:53, 11 September 2007

A nun (from the Latin nonna being a female version of nonnus meaning monk) was the female equivalent of a monk. Nuns lived in [convent] and followed a religious life under the authority of an abbess or prioress.

Medieval Orders of Nuns

Notable Nuns from Period