Giessen, part of Schmalkalden, Ziegenhain, Nidda and, after a long struggle, Katzenelnbogen were acquired, while in 1432 the abbey of Hersfeld placed itself under the protection of Hesse.
LAMBERT OF HERSFELD (d.
C. 1088), German chronicler, was probably a Thuringian by birth and became a monk in the Benedictine abbey of Hersfeld in 1058.
Of the Monumenta of a Vita Lulli, Lullus, archbishop of Mainz, being the founder of the abbey of Hersfeld; and of a Carmen de bello Saxonico.
Delbriick, Ober die Glaubwiirdigkeit Lamberts von Hersfeld (Bonn, 1873); A.
Eigenbrodt, Lampert von Hersfeld and die neuere Quellenforschung (Cassel, 1896); L.
Meanwhile, in Germany, the styles of Sallust and Livy were being happily imitated in the Annals of Lambert of Hersfeld (d.
At the peace of Westphalia (1648), accordingly, Hesse-Cassel was augmented by the larger part of the countship of Schaumburg and by the abbey of Hersfeld, secularized as a principality of the Empire.
HERSFELD, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau, is pleasantly situated at the confluence of the Geis and Haun with the Fulda, on the railway from Frankforton-Main to Bebra, 24 m.
Hersfeld owes its existence to the Benedictine abbey (see below).
The Benedictine abbey of Hersfeld was founded by Lullus, afterwards archbishop of Mainz, about 769.
As a secular principality Hersfeld passed to Hesse, and with electoral Hesse was united with Prussia in 1866.
See Vigelius, Denkwurdigkeiten von Hersfeld (Hersfeld, 1888); Demme, Nachrichten and Urkunden zur Chronik von Hersfeld (Hersfeld, 1891-1901), and P. Hafner, Die Reichsabtei Hersfeld bis zur Mitte des 13ten Jahrhunderts (Hersfeld, 1889).
Henry was surprised by a band of rebels in his fortress at the Harzburg; he fled to Hersfeld and appealed to the princes for support, but he could not compel them to aid him and they would grant him nothing.
Lambert, a monk of Hersfeld, and Widukinds countryman, Bruno, in his De bello Saxonico, tell the story of the great contest between the emperor Henry IV.
In 930 its lord Gothard abbot of Hersfeld surrounded it with walls.