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1108

In the context of a donation by Margrave Leopold III, an altar of Mary is mentioned in a document.

1114

On 12 June, the foundation stone for the monastery church is laid

1133

Leopold III brings the Augustinian canons, headed by Provost Hartmann, to Klosterneuburg

1136

On 29 September, the monastery church is consecrated by Archbishop Konrad

1136

Margravine Agnes presents a particularly valuable item to the collegiate church: the giant seven armed candelabra.

1136

On 15 November Leopold III dies (probably in a hunting accident)

1181

The Verdun Altar is completed

1330

On 13 September, a great fire breaks out at the monastery

1381

The "Tutzsäule" monument (a Lantern of the Dead at the cemetery on Stiftsplatz) is erected

1485

On 6 January, Margrave Leopold III is canonised by Pope Innocent VIII in Rome

1489

Babenberg family tree (now displayed at the monastery museum)

1506

On 15 February, the remains of St. Leopold are removed (translation of his relics)

1529

First Siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Empire. The canons flee to Passau

1584

The first Leopold pfennigs are coined under Provost Balthasar Polzmann

1616

On 15 November, Archduke Maximilian endows the Austrian Archducal Hat to Klosterneuburg Monastery

1634

until 1645. First period of the Baroque refurbishment of the monastery church

1642

Johannes Freundt completes his masterpiece, the Baroque organ

1663

Leopold is named patron saint of Lower and Upper Austria.

1680

Second period of the Baroque refurbishment of the monastery church

1683

Second Siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Empire. The canons flee to Ranshofen and Passau, only Wilhelm Lebsafft and Marzellin Ortner stay at Klosterneuburg.

1704

Construction of the giant barrel (set up today at the Binderstadl barn)

1714

The Veil Monstrance is acquired on the occasion of the 600-year jubilee of the laying of the church's foundation stone

1714

The canons exchange their white habit for a black one

1723

until 1730. Third period of Baroque refurbishment of the monastery church

1730

until 1740. Based on plans by architect Donato Felice d'Allio following the model of the Escorial in Spain, a new Baroque building is constructed under Emperor Charles VI

1774

The monastery museum is founded under Provost Ambros Lorenz

1782

On 20 April, Pope Pius VI visits Klosterneuburg Monastery

1786

The town of Floridsdorf (today one of Vienna's districts), named after Provost Floridus Leeb, is founded

1796

The philosophical-theological monastery school is built

1799

The Capella speciosa at the Stiftsplatz is torn down

1802

The Albrecht Altar is transferred to Klosterneuburg Monastery (now displayed at the Chapel of St Sebastian)

1805

until 1806. First occupation by the French troops. On 20 December 1805, Napoleon visits the monastery

1809

Second occupation by the French troops

1813

The tradition of Fasslrutschen (sliding down the huge barrel) is first mentioned in a document

1860

Founding of the winery school

1908

The hitherto unknown painter Egon Schiele participates in an art exhibition at the monastery

1910

The church music department at the Royal-Imperial Academy for Music and Performing Arts at Klosterneuburg is built

1922

Pius Parsch founds the Popular Liturgical Movement

1941

until 1945. Confiscation of Klosterneuburg Monastery by the Nazis

2003

The biomass heating plant starts operation

2006

The Sala terrena is opened as a new visitor reception area