Thinker of the Week: Hildegard of Bingen


Full Name: Saint Hildegard of Bingen or Sibyl of the Rhine

Born: 1098 (give or take)

Died: 1179

Hometown: Bermersheim vor de Hohe, Germany

Fave Subjects: Art, Beauty, Medicine, Reality

Career Highlights:

  • wrote poetry, plays, music, philosophy, and medical books
  • invented a new alphabet
  • one of the only female preachers of her time
  • traveled to many countries, and had a lot of devoted fans

Big Question:

What does everything in the universe have in common?

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