Doctor of the Week Middle Ages

The Polymath Hildegard of Bingen

Illustration of Hildegard of Bingen having a vision in Liber Scivias within the Rupertsberger Codex (around 1180)

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a German Benedictine abbess, founder of 2 monasteries, writer, inventor of the constructed language “Lingua Ignota”, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, prophet and polymath.