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Mechtilde of Diessen
The daughter of Count Berthold II of Andecks and his wife Sophia, St. Mechtilde (1125-1160) was educated at the double monastery of Diessen on her family's estate. She became a nun there and was elected abbess. In 1153, Bishop Conrad of Augsburg appointed her, against her will, abbess of a monastery at Edelstetten, which he wanted to reform. The nuns fought this change, and Mechtilde expelled some of them to achieve Conrad's goal. She had a reputation as a healer. She resigned her post at Edelstetten shortly before her death and returned to Diessen.
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