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Hildegard von Bingen

January 01, 1098 – September 17, 1179

Early Music Period

Born in Germany

Hildegard von Bingen (Hildegard of Bingen) was a German nun who established her own convent, and was famous for her prophecies and miracles. In addition to writing poetry, she wrote books about religion and medicine – and she composed music. Only 77 songs of hers remain after all these years.