Zselicszentjakab Abbey

The Zselicszentjakab Abbey was a Benedictine monastery established at Zselicszentjakab (now Kaposszentjakab) in Somogy County in the Kingdom of Hungary in 1061.[1] Its founder was the Palatine Otto of the Győr clan.[2] The monastery was dedicated to the Apostle Saint James the Great.[3] The deed of the foundation of the monastery is the first extant charter issued by a nobleman in the Kingdom of Hungary.[4]

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  1. ^ Berend, Laszlovszky & Szakács 2007, p. 354.
  2. ^ Engel 2001, pp. 44,81.
  3. ^ Csóka 1994, p. 749.
  4. ^ Engel 2001, p. 39.


  • Berend, Nora; Laszlovszky, József; Szakács, Béla Zsolt (2007). "The kingdom of Hungary". In Berend, Nora (ed.). Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus', c.900-1200. Cambridge University Press. pp. 319–368. ISBN 978-0-521-87616-2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Engel, Pál (2001). The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526. I.B. Tauris Publishers. ISBN 1-86064-061-3.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Csóka, Gáspár (1994). "Zselicszentjakab". In Kristó, Gyula; Engel, Pál; Makk, Ferenc (eds.). Korai magyar történeti lexikon (9-14. század) [Encyclopedia of the Early Hungarian History (9th-14th centuries)] (in Hungarian). Akadémiai Kiadó. p. 749. ISBN 963-05-6722-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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Coordinates: 46°21′29″N 17°50′43″E / 46.35806°N 17.84528°E / 46.35806; 17.84528