Hildegard of Bingen
Short Biography, facts and interesting information about Hildegard of Bingen the famous Medieval artist and her contribution to Medieval Art
Hildegard of Bingen
The Medieval Times encompass one of the most interesting periods in the History of Art. The names of many famous Medieval people and artists, such as Hildegard of Bingen, scatter the Medieval History books and other historical documents. Why were these important Medieval artists famous and what did they accomplish? Famous Medieval artists of the Middle Ages included both men and women like Hildegard of Bingen who contributed to the Medieval art forms of the Middle Ages dating from 1066 - 1485. The following biography, short history and interesting facts provide helpful information for history courses and history coursework about the key dates and Medieval art accomplishments in the life of the artist Hildegard of Bingen who was famous as a Medieval Florentine painter.
Short Biography about the life of Hildegard of Bingen
The following biography, short history and interesting facts provide helpful information for history courses and history coursework about the life and history of Hildegard of Bingen a famous Medieval artist and her contribution to Medieval art:
Country of Origin / Nationality: German
Also Known as: The Sibyl of the Rhine and Prophetissa Teutonica
Lifetime: 1098 - 1179
Time Reference: Lived during the reigns of the English Kings: William Rufus, King Henry I, Stephen and Henry II
Born: She was born at Rheinhesse in Germany in 1098
Family connections : She was the tenth child of Hildebert and Mechthild von Bermersheim, minor nobility of the Holy Roman Empire. Hildegarde of Bingen was was dedicated at birth to the church
Childhood, early life and education: At age of 8 her aristocratic family sent Hildegarde to be educated by an anchoress named Jutta von Spanheimat a Monastery in Disibodenberg near Rheinhesse
Occupation and Career: Hildegard of Bingen took the veil and made her nun's vows at the age of 15. A convent was built next to the Monastery and Hildegarde became the Abbess. She then founded a convent at Bingen
The visions of Hildegarde of Bingen: Hildegarde suffered from terrible migraines which many believed led to her visions. She confided the visions only in Jutta and in a monk named Volmar. The visions clarified the meaning of major Biblical and religious texts. She documented them in the Scivias.
Died: Hildegard of Bingen died in 1179 at the age of 82 years of age
Accomplishments and Achievements or why Hildegard of Bingen was famous: Hildegard produced major works of theology and visionary writings - the Scivias. Hildegard of Bingen was also believed to have been the illustrator of the Scivias and therefore one of the few identifiable women artists of the Middle Ages. She was also famous for writing sacred music and also wrote about natural history and medicine. Hildegard of Bingen wrote the Liber simplicis medicinae (Simple Book of Medicine) in 1160.
She is famous for writing and composing the music for a medieval morality play called the Ordo Virtutum.
Hildegard was so well respected that she was consulted by and advised bishops, popes and kings.
These accomplishments gave Hildegard of Bergen the name of the 'Sibyl of the Rhine'
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