Title: Blessed

Alternate names/spellings: Saint Hildegard, Sybil of the Rhine

Dates: 1098 - 1179 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Blessed Hildegard was a 12th century Abbess, theologian, visionary and composer. Her works, written in Latin, include three visionary works (entitled Scivias, The Book of Life’s Merits and The Book of Divine Works), the Vita of St. Rupert, various musical compositions (including her musical play Ordo virtutem), a book of natural science, a book on medicine and transcripts of sermons she gave. She is also known for the illuminations of her visions, painted under her direction, that adorned an early Scivias manuscript. Her correspondence includes such notable figures as Bernard of Clairvaux, the Popes of her lifetime, including Eugene III and Anastasius IV, and the German emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. For more information, please see:

Resources: Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender IndexDigital Scriptorium