Hildegard Of Bingen Essay

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Hildegard of Bingen, born to a noble family, the tenth child in fact, was pretty much destined to a religious life from birth. Hildegard was also known as Hildegard von Bingen, Sibyl of the Rhine, Prophetissa Teutonica, and also Saint Hildegard. Hildegard as a child was known to have visions of shimmering lights and circling stars, so her family enrolled her as a novice, into the covenant at Disibodenberg, around the young age of seven. Hildegard was put under the care of a noblewoman named Jutta, who in which taught Hildegard to read and write, Jutta also trained Hildegard in scripture, music, and Latin. Hildegard took her vows of a Benedictine nun at the age of 15 and was elected abbess in 1136. Hildegard is known as a majorly significant historical figure because of her works that expressed interest in the cosmological, ethical, and eschatological aspects of the world.…show more content…
In addition, another reason why she is such a significant historical figure is because of how her works present a physical representation on how women were able to pass down their knowledge and teachings to others, mainly women, since women were not able to teach at that time in history. Hildegard’s work The Scivias was one of two majorly remarkable religious works ever done by a woman in Western history. Three major things that made Hildegard significant was obviously, one, her book, The Scivias, two, she produced major works of theology and visionary writings, and three, thanks to the illustrations in The Scivias, she was one of the few identifiable women artist of the Middle Ages. In addition she was also famous for writing sacred music, and she wrote about natural history and medicine. Hildegard also wrote and composed music for a play called Ordo Virtutum. Hildegard was an all around respected women of the Medieval age and people from all ranges came to see her, such as popes and even
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