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Hildegard of Bingen (also Hildegard von Bingen; the Sibyl of the Rhine)

Born: 1098 AD
Died: 1179 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Poets


1098 - Died in Böckelheim, Germany on the 16th of September.

1136 - She was unanimously elected as "magistra," or leader of her sister community.

         - She became prioress at the Benedictine cloister of Disibodenberg.

1141 - She received a call from God, "Write down that which you see and hear."

1147-1148 - Her work, at the behest of her abbot, Kuno, at the Synod of Trier.

         - She founded a convent at Rupertsberg, where she continued to prophesy; she became known as the "Sibyl of the Rhine," and her advice was sought by the most powerful and eminent figures of Europe.

1151 - She collected her visions into three books. The first and most important Scivias ("Know the Way") was completed.

1179 - Died on the 17th of September in Rupertsberg, Germany.


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