Hildegard of Bingen
Born: Sep 16, 1098 AD
Died: 1179 AD, at 81 years of age.
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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