- NAME: Saint Hildegard
- OCCUPATION: Nun, Journalist, Playwright, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: 1098
- DEATH DATE: September 17, 1179
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Böckelheim, West Franconia, Germany
- PLACE OF DEATH: Rupertsberg, near Bingen, Germany
- AKA: Blessed Hildegard of Bingen
- AKA: Hildegard von Bingen
- AKA: Sibyl of the Rhine
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Saint Hildegard was a 12th century religious leader of the Benedictine faith known for her visions and diverse forms of writing.
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Saint Hildegard was born in 1098 in West Franconia, Germany, into a wealthy clan. As part of the Benedictine faith she later established her own convent in Rupertsberg, taking on evangelical work as well. Having renowned visions, she was also a poet, composer and science/history writer. Hildegard, who died in Rupertsberg on September 17, 1179, was officially recognized as a saint by the Pope in 2012.
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