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After a long time I once again present a medieval scientist.

This time the rather famous Hildegard von Bingen. She was born in 1098 in Germany to a noble family. She claimed to receive Visions from God and started writing them down in 1141. Pope Eugen III allowed her to publish her work, so she became widely known. She also corresponded with both powerful political and religious people of the time and was very influential herself; she might even have been the advisor of Emperor Frederick I. She had enormous self-confidence and was the first nun to preach in public.

Around 1150 Hildegard started writing about Medicine and Biology. Particularly interesting are her works on Plants and Illnesses. Her book Liber subtilitatum diversarum naturarum creaturarum (book on the mysteries of the many natures of creatures) is today divided into two parts: Causae et curae which deals with the cause of Illnesses and treatments, and Physica which deals with the natural world and contains chapters on Metal, Plants, Animals and Stones.

It should also be noted, that she wrote songs, of which 77 are known today.

In the catholic church Hildagard von Bingen is revered as a saint and doctor of the church.

The Illustration at the top right shows a depiction of the universe according to Hildegard von Bingen

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Old Paper Texture in the background by fav.me/d2n8aw8
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:iconaztecatl13:
Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful. I didn't know about her. that's awesome :D 
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
Thank you! I am glad I brought her to your attention!
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:iconaztecatl13:
Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem. Keep up the good work! You're awesome.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
I will :D
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Ainiria Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Ich habe vor einiger Zeit gelesen, dass ein paar Wissenschaftler ein altes Medizin-Rezept von ihr nachgekocht haben. Mitsamt allen Anweisungen, die ihnen unsinnig erschienen sind. Und siehe da: Das Mittel wirkt gegen multiresistente Krankenhauskeime... schon spannend! Leider habe ich vergessen, wo ich das gelesen hab :(

Ich bin begeistert von deinen historisch akkuraten und dabei so schön ausdrucksstarken Zeichnungen! :) Mach weiter so!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Wow, interessant! Ja man sollte nicht unterschätzen was die Menschen früher schon wussten, vieles mag Schwachsinn sein aber manches ist offenbar doch nützlich. :)

Danke schön, das freut mich sehr, bei Zeiten werde ich die Mittelalter Serie sicher fortsetzen :D
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Ainiria Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Bitteschön - Ich freu mich drauf :)
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PastTimeDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Great idea, this series. I'll :+fav: a few of these, but I can't comment on everything....
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Thank you. I will continue the series eventually, and I appreciate every support :D
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PastTimeDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
I am always happy to see historical figures here. No promises, but chances are that I :+fav: and/or leave a comment.
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Das Gesicht ist fantastisch! Als würde sie über die Männer grinsen!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Danke :D
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:iconladyblackbird13:
ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte! Sie ist echt klasse! Es geht doch nichts über eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will! :D
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Ganz genau, und noch dazu wenn sie eine großartige Wissenschaftlerin ist :D
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:iconladyblackbird13:
ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Und gesunden Menschenverstand hat! :)
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Stimmt genau :D
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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Wow! She was very accomplished. It makes you wonder about the attitudes held toward women in her time.
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015

Thanks! :) Yes, she was indeed!

Contrary to our modern negative view of the middle Ages, it was actually possible for women to work in the fields of science, medicine, literature or even politics trough a church career – or sometimes at universities, there were even female medieval professors like Dorotea Bucca.

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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
People of our society tend to look down on their ancestors and assume that they are much better, but a study of history seems to suggest something very different. We especially think that we must be smarter because of our technology and how we trust in science, but I've been watching my peers struggling to read somewhat old writings in English class and it looks to me like we're going downhill in that department. A teenage girl told me today that she thought Victorian Era literature was written in a different language. My teacher was explaining to another student the same age what the difference between opinion and fact is.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Yes, I see that too... it is quite depressing
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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
It appears that what young people do not understand, they block out and do not try to learn. I am allowed to talk in one of my classes at school and have tried to make conversation with my peers. I almost never receive a response and was told today that, contrary to what I thought, people actually do hear me, but have been ignoring me all year. They say I use "big words", so they hardly ever talk to me. Then, of course, they vote me "Most Shy".
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Yes, I have expirienced that to... especially with some History students at university
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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
If someone is to be a student in History, it would help them to be able to understand the old writings they will have to read. Primary sources with "big words"...
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
So very true.... you wont believe what some of these History Students say... some think Caesar invented the Athenian Democracy...
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!  Saint Hildegard was a very interesting person.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you! She was indeed! :)
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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NowitzkiTramonto Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is wonderful~!!! :D
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Thank you :D
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:iconnonier:
NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Yay, Hildegard!

And you, for not doing just ANY ol' fan art. ;)
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Well thank you :)
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting!
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Thanks!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting woman :) and the portrait is beautiful :) I love how eclectic she was :)
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Thank you! :) Yes, because of that she is one of my favorites among medieval scienticts! :D
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I truly understand!
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Hildagard von Bingen Kekse sind super!
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Ja, und die Kracker sind auch nicht schlecht :D
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Stimmt!
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Burn the witch! Burn the witch! What? She's a saint? Never mind.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
wow, I think I just destroyed a medieval stereotype... :D
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yup. Intelligent women aren't all inspired by Satanas.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Indeed!
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