Hildegard Von Bingen

Music Composer of the Medieval Time Period

Birth place & death place

Born: September 16, 1098, Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany

Died: September 17, 1179, Bingen am Rhein, Germany


She made it to age 81, even though she was sick most of her life. As a child she was often too weak to walk and sometimes could not see. As an adult she could be paralyzed for days.

Visions & visitations

Hildegard said she had visions of God her whole life. The first came at age 3 and the visitations never stopped. At age 43, she said God told her to “write down what you see and hear”.

Musical Career

Hildegard wrote nine books, seventy poems, seventy-two songs, and a play. Her books are in print and her music is widely performed today.

Also known As...

All of her accomplishments gave her the name of the 'Sibyl of the Rhine'.

Evan Lemons | GM8A1

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