Marienkirche, Wolfenbüttel

The Marienkirche is a main church (Hauptkirche) in Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, Germany. The official name of the Lutheran church is Hauptkirche Beatae Mariae Virginis (Main church of the Blessed Virgin Mary). Short common names are Hauptkirche BMV, or simply BMV. It is regarded as the first major Protestant church. It was commissioned by Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Building began in 1608, directed by Baumeister Paul Francke. The portals in the north and south are attributed to Jacob Meyerheine [de].[1]de:Jacob Meyerheine[2]

Marienkirche
Hauptkirche Beatae Mariae Virginis
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52°09′43″N 10°32′14″E / 52.162037196338545°N 10.537202649257768°E / 52.162037196338545; 10.537202649257768Coordinates: 52°09′43″N 10°32′14″E / 52.162037196338545°N 10.537202649257768°E / 52.162037196338545; 10.537202649257768
LocationWolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony
CountryGermany
DenominationLutheran
Architecture
Years built1608 (1608)
Administration
SynodChurch in Brunswick

BurialsEdit

The composer Michael Praetorius, the writer Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer and the architect Paul Francke are buried in the church. The Fürstengruft below the choir contains the graves of 29 members of the ducal house of the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from the beginning of the 17th century to 1767.

LiteratureEdit

  • Hans-Herbert Müller (ed.): Die Hauptkirche Beatae Mariae Virginis in Wolfenbüttel. in: Forschungen der Denkmalpflege in Niedersachsen vol. 4. 1st edition, Verlag CW Niemeyer, Hameln 1987
  • Wolfram Kummer: Der Altar der Hauptkirche Beatae Mariae Virginis in Wolfenbüttel, in: Hans-Herbert Möller [de] (ed.)[1]: Restaurierung von Kulturdenkmalen. Beispiele aus der niedersächsischen Denkmalpflege (= Berichte zur Denkmalpflege, appendix 2), Niedersächsisches Landesverwaltungsamt – Institut für Denkmalpflege, Hameln: Niemeyer, 1989, ISBN 3-87585-152-8, p. 297–307

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Meier, Paul Jonas (1936). Das Kunsthandwerk des Bildhauers in der Stadt Braunschweig seit der Reformation. Werkstücke aus Museum, Archiv und Bibliothek der Stadt Braunschweig VIII (in German). Braunschweig: Appelhans. pp. 37–39.
  2. ^ "Jacob Meyer-Heine on British Museum".

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