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Significant Individuals of the Middle Ages: Hildegard Von Bingen

Year 8 History

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Sobehart- public domain

World History Encyclopedia

Hildegard of Bingen (also known as Hildegarde von Bingen, l. 1098-1179 CE) was a Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, and polymath proficient in philosophy, musical composition, herbology, medieval literature, cosmology, medicine, biology, theology, and natural history.


Three women whose resolve, intelligence and bravery helped shape history - at a time when females had few rights and were excluded from the priesthood, the military and universities - are studied by Ken Follett. He begins with the story of 12th-century German nun Hildegard von Bingen, one of the inspirations behind the character of Caris in his novel World Without End. A writer and composer, Hildegard successfully challenged the Church's hierarchy.


A look at the visionary Hildegard of Bingen. She was a nun who, contrary to gender expectations, produced an impressive amount of writings on various subjects.

The Medieval Education of Girls and Women-public domain

Mention of medieval education of girls and women is likely to give rise to a mental image of convents, the most prominent educational institutions during the sixth through the thirteenth centuries.

The role of women- public domain

Hildegard of Bingen, a twelfth-century German abbess (1098-1179), was not only a woman of great influence and power during her time, but she was also a female figure who wrote extensively about women.


St. Hildegard, also called Hildegard of Bingen or Hildegard von Bingen, byname Sibyl of the Rhine, (born 1098, Böckelheim, West Franconia [Germany]—died September 17, 1179, Rupertsberg, near Bingen; canonized May 10, 2012; feast day September 17), German abbessvisionary mystic, and composer.