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Near Zwolle, in the Netherlands. A house of Augustinian Canons was established in 1387 by six of G. Groote's disciples under the direction of Florentius Radewijns. Under the second prior, Johannes Vos (1391–1424), it formed, with three other Dutch monasteries, the ‘Congregation of Windesheim’. The Canons of Windesheim were the chief monastic representatives of the ‘Devotio Moderna’. Their members included Thomas à Kempis and G. Biel.

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