Fraumunster Timeline

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  • 853
    Fraumünster founded as an abbey by King Louis the German and his daughters Princess Hildegard and Princess Bertha.
  • c. 1145 - c. 1300
    Fraumünster's medieval abbesses dominate political and social life in Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1519
    Beginnings of the Protestant Reformation in Zürich, Switzerland led by Ulrich Zwingli.
  • 1524
    Abbess Katharina von Zimmern hands Fraumünster over to the city of Zürich.