Hildegard of Bingen

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Hildegard was a twelfth-century German abbess, mystic, artist, poet, herbalist, and composer.

Her musical morality play Ordo Virtutum is sometimes considered the first opera. She wrote it for the nuns at her abbey.

In 2012 Pope Benedict XVI declared Hildegard a Doctor of the Church, a title given to only a few of the most important saints of the Catholic Church.

 

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