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St. Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B.
Hildegard von Bingen.jpg
Illumination from the Liber Scivias showing Hildegard receiving a vision and dictating to her scribe and secretary
Doctor of the Church, Sibyl of the Rhine
Born1098
Bermersheim vor der Höhe, County Palatine of the Rhine, Holy Roman Empire
Died17 September 1179(1179-09-17) (aged 81)
Bingen am Rhein, County Palatine of the Rhine, Holy Roman Empire
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
(Order of St. Benedict)
Anglican Communion
Lutheranism
Beatified26 August 1326 (confirmation of cultus) by Pope John XXII
Canonized10 May 2012 (equivalent canonization), Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI
Major shrineEibingen Abbey
Germany
Feast17 September
Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard von Bingen. Line engraving by W. Marshall. Wellcome V0002761.jpg
Hildegard von Bingen. Line engraving by W. Marshall. Wellcome V0002761
Born
Hildegard von Bingen
Notable work
Scivias
Liber Divinorum Operum
Ordo Virtutum
EraMedieval philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolNeoplatonism
Main interests
mystical theology, medicine, botany, natural history, Music theory, literature
Notable ideas
Lingua ignota, humoral theory, morality play, German natural history, melisma (music), viriditas, neume