Sorø Klosterkirke

Sorø Klosterkirke (i.e. Sorø Abbey Church) is located in the Danish town of Sorø. It was founded by Danish archbishop Absalon and built by Cistercians in the period from 1161–1201. It is made of red brick, which was a new material for the time. It is built similar style to the Abbey of Fontenay. [1]

Sorø Klosterkirke and grounds.

Sorø Academy Foundation (Stiftelsen Sorø Akademi) is responsible for Sorø Abbey. The foundation also operates Sorø Academy (Sorø Akademi)). [2]

The abbey contains a number of royal graves including that of Archbishop Absalon, King Christopher II, Queen Euphemia, King Valdemar Atterdag, and King Olaf (II) Haraldsen.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sorø Klosterkirke". visitdenmark.com. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Thyge Winther-Jensen. "Sorø Akademi". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Kongegrave". soroeklosterkirke.dk. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  4. ^ Kai Hørby. "Absalon". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Christoffer 2., 1276-1332". danmarkshistorien.dk. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  6. ^ Anders Leegaard Knudsen. "Eufemia af Pommern". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  7. ^ "Valdemar Atterdag". Dansk biografisk Lexikon. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Erik Opsahl. "Margrete 1". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 1, 2020.

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Coordinates: 55°25′48″N 11°33′23″E / 55.4301°N 11.5565°E / 55.4301; 11.5565