Rudolph, Count of Ponthieu (son of Welf)

The Abbey Sainte -Colombe in Sens was founded in 620 by the Merovingian king Clotaire II over the grave of the holy Columba of Sens, who lived in the 3rd century in Sens, and whose worship is attested since the 6th century. The abbey church was destroyed in 1792, the relics were scattered there. At the same place the Chapelle de l' Immaculée Conception ( Chapel of the Immaculate Conception) was built in the 19th century.

With the Abbey Sainte -Colombe in context, the following persons:

  • Welf († 881 ), Abbot of Sainte -Colombe and Saint- Riquier
  • Hugo Abbas († 886 ), a cousin of Welf was, inter alia, Abbot of Sant -Colombe
  • Betto, bishop of Auxerre from 889, was previously a monk in Sainte -Colombe
  • 894/895 Richard the court, Mr, († 921 ), Duke of Burgundy, made ​​himself the lay abbot of Sainte -Colombe
  • Rudolf of Burgundy, King of France († 936 ), was buried in Sainte -Colombe
  • Thibaut, son of Hugh of Payns († 1136 ) was abbot of Sainte -Colombe
  • Thomas Becket lived from 1165 to 1170 in the Abbey
  • Monastery in Burgundy
  • Monastery ( 7th century )
  • Former monastery in France
  • Sens ( Yonne)