Hildegard Von Bingen
Born 16 September 1098, died 17 September 1179.
She suffered from “divine” visions during her childhood. Subsequently she was consecrated by her parents to the Christian god. At the age of 8 she was introduced to Benedictine abbey of Disibodenberg by Jutta of Sponheim. After Jutta’s death in 1136, she was chosen as abbess. She extended her abbey to Rupertsberg and Eibingen on the border of the Rhine and did many missions through Europe.
During the Romanesque century she had a very important aura on her period. She was admired by Bernard Of Clairvaux and the pope Eugene III, also by the German emperor Frederick Barbarossa. She has consigned her visions in her book Scivias (English: Know the Ways).
Her musical compositions were rediscovered during the 20th century by, among others, Sequentia (2), Anonymous 4, Ensemble Organum, Sol Invictus, Current 93 or Ars Choralis Coeln.