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Hildegard of Bingen

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Hildegard of Bingen Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a Nun and scientific writer, abbess of the Benedictine convent of St. Disibode, near the Rhine, from 1136.

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She wrote a mystical treatise, Liber Scivias (1141), and an encyclopedia of natural history, Liber Simplicis Medicinae (1150-1160), giving both Latin and German names for the species described, as well as their medicinal uses; it is the earliest surviving scientific book by a woman.

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Hildegard of Bingen was a German writer, philosopher and Christian mystic.

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Date Added: 23 April '12

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