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Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a composer, philosopher, playwright, Benedictine abbess and polymath who authored major works on spirituality, medicine, health, nutrition and nature. She advised bishops, popes and kings. Elected a magistra, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg & Eibingen, vibrant convents where her music was performed. One of her musical compositions, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical drama & arguably the oldest surviving morality play.