Alternate names/spellings: Ava of Melk, Ava of Göttweig

Dates: 1060 - 1127 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Ava was the first known women to have written in German. Little is known about her life except for that she became a religious recluse at Göttweig Abbey after the death of her husband. Her works consist of translations from the New Testament, which her two sons assisted her in writing. TLM