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Hildegarde of Bingen was a wide-ranging medieval author. She wrote medical texts, a liturgical play, poetry, songs, biblical commentaries, and hagiographies. Her collected correspondence includes letters to many influential people of her time as well as letters to anonymous parishoners. Apart from the fame of her musical compositions, she is best known for her religious visions, which she described and explicated in a series of three books.
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Summer 1098 Hildegarde of Bingen was born in Bermersheim near Alzey, Germany. Bibliographic Citation link.
1141-1151 Hildegarde of Bingen wrote the first work of her visionary trilogy, the Liber Scivias (Know the Ways). Bibliographic Citation link.
1163-1174 Hildegarde of Bingen wrote the third volume of her visionary trilogy, the Liber divinorum operum (Book of the Divine Works). Bibliographic Citation link.
17 September 1179 Hildegarde of Bingen died in Rupertsberg. Bibliographic Citation link.
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