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Dominican Monastery Site and Albertus Magnus

 
 
Dominican Monastery Site and Albertus Magnus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2019
1. Dominican Monastery Site and Albertus Magnus Marker
Inscription.  
Hier stand
im Mittelalter das
Dominikankloster

in ihm wirkte
Albertus Magnus
auch 'Der Deutsche'
und der "Doctor Universalis"
genannt.

Diese Tafel ist dem Andenken an das erste deutsche Dominikanerkloster und an den Gründer der ersten deutschen Universität, Albertus Magnus, gewidmet. Sie wurde am 30. märz 1937 am Westturm der 1893 auf den Grundmauern des Dominikanerklosters errichteten Reichspostdirektion angebracht. Die Zerstörungen des 2. Weltkrieges hat sie leicht beschädigt überstanden.

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(English translation:)

In the Middle Ages there stood here the Dominican Monastery in which worked Albertus Magnus, also known as "The German", or "Doctor Universalis".

This plaque is dedicated to the memory of the first German Dominican monastery and to the founder of the first German university, Albertus Magnus. It was (originally) erected on March 30, 1937 on the west tower of 1893-built Reich Post Office, which was built on the foundations of the Dominican monastery. It survived the destruction of the Second World War only

Dominican Monastery Site and Albertus Magnus Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2019
2. Dominican Monastery Site and Albertus Magnus Marker - wide view
slightly damaged.
 
Erected 1937.
 
Location. 50° 56.561′ N, 6° 57.249′ E. Marker is in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, in Köln. Marker is at the intersection of An den Dominikanern and Stolkgasse, on the right when traveling west on An den Dominikanern. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: An den Dominikanern 6, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia 50668, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kapelle St. Victor / St. Victor Chapel (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Georg Simon Ohm (about 150 meters away); Dr. Friedrich Joseph Haass (about 150 meters away); Friedrich von Spee S.J. (about 150 meters away); Seitenportal des römischen Nordtores/ Side Portal of North Roman Gate (about 210 meters away); Brauhaus Früh am Dom / The 'Frueh at the Cathedral' Brewery (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Das 'Raytzenhuys' / The Raytzen House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Teilstück des Römischen Abwasserkanals / Section of Roman Sewage System (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cologne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Albertus Magnus (Wikipedia). "Albertus Magnus, O.P. (c. 1193 – November 15, 1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, was a German Catholic Dominican friar and bishop.
Albertus Magnus image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the New York Public Library
3. Albertus Magnus
Later canonised as a Catholic saint, he was known during his lifetime as Doctor universalis and Doctor expertus and, late in his life, the sobriquet Magnus was appended to his name. Scholars such as James A. Weisheipl and Joachim R. Söder have referred to him as the greatest German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages. The Catholic Church distinguishes him as one of the 36 Doctors of the Church." (Submitted on March 21, 2019.) 

2. Dominikanerkloster Köln (Wikipedia, in German only). (Submitted on March 21, 2019.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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