First mentioning of Tartu Dominican monastery

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The monastery is presumed to have been built in the end of the XIII century. In 1298, the prior of the monastery was mentioned; that is also considered as the first record of the monastery. In 1300, the convent was acknowledged in the Town Council. In 1400, the monastery was consecrated to Mary Magdalen; it is possible, that it had been consecrated to an other saint earlier on. The monastery was seriously damaged during the reformation, and closed its doors in the second half of 1520. It was turned into towns arms store. The buildings were ultimately destroyed during the Great Northern War, and after that the Uspensky Orthodox Church was built on its site.

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

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