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The German name "Eupen" is derived from the Latin word "eupus", meaning beech. The town is known for being the birthplace of Pope Adrian IV (born Nicholas Breakspear), who was born in a manor house located in Eupen in about 1100 AD. However, modern historians believe that he was French and probably born elsewhere. In 1213, Duke of Limburg Hendrik I sold his castle at Valkenburg to Count Henry I of Luxembourg and his wife Irmgard von Kärnten-Laufenrode, who founded a Cistercian abbey there called Malmédy Abbey ("Malmedy").