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Hildegard of Bingen

St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) , a renowned Benedictine abbess, reformer, composer, and scientist, is one of the most prominent women of the medieval period. She traveled widely throughout Germany, evangelizing to large groups about her visions and religious insights. Venerated by Catholics since the time of her death, Pope Benedict XVI declared Hildegard a saint in 2012 and proclaimed her a doctor of the church.