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Corvei, an ancient Benedictine Abbey of Saxony, on the Weser. It was founded in 822 as a colony from the Western Frank Abbey of Corbie in Picardy. It was well endowed, and was a centre of agriculture and prosperity. In the ninth and tenth centuries the school of Ausgar - the "Apostle of the North" - flourished here, and ranked next to Fulda. The abbots were princes of the Empire. In 1794 Pius VI. elevated it into a bishopric. It became Prussian in 1815. The fine Gothic church contains many monuments. Though the old library and archives were in great measure destroyed, there is still a fine library in the castle, which contains some of the old records.