Saint Hildegard Biography

Journalist, Nun, Playwright, Poet (1098–1179)
Saint Hildegard was a 12th century religious leader of the Benedictine faith known for her visions and diverse forms of writing.


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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