First mentioning of the nun monastery of St. Catherine in Tartu

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The first mentioning of the Cistercian monastery is from 1345. It is thought however, that by that time it may have been active for already 50 years, or even longer. The monastery was active until the beginning of the Livonian War in 1558, when Tartu was captured by the Russians. Those gave the monastery to the Lutheran congregation in Estonia, in 1583, it went to the Jesuits. Nothing has remained of the monastery.

Source: Jaan Tamm. Eesti keskaegsed kloostrid = Medieval monasteries of Estonia. Tallinn: Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus, 2002.

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