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Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen OSB, also known as Saint Hildegard and the Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath.

She is one of the best-known composers of sacred monophony, as well as the most-recorded in modern history.

  • Born: 1098, Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany
  • Died: 17 September 1179, Bingen, Germany

About Hildegard of Bingen

Mystic, author and composer. Hildegard of Bingen lived a withdrawn life, spending most of her time behind convent walls. However, her writings, poetry and music were revelatory for the time period. She was consulted by popes, kings and influential people of the time. Her writings and music have influenced people to this day.