Herrard of Landsberg

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Author

Herrard of Landsberg

Location

Hohenburg Abbey, Mont Sainte-Odile, Alsace

Dates

1130 - 1195

Biography

Known as a scientist as well as writer, Herrad of Landsberg was a German abbess who wrote a book about science called Garden of Delights (in Latin, Hortus Deliciarum). She became a nun at the convent of Hohenberg and eventually became abbess of the community, where she helped found a hospital.

Works

Hortus deliciarum (The Garden of Delights)

Languages

Latin

Genres

Encyclopedia

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