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Hermann of Reichenau
The son of a Swabian count, Herimannus Contractus, or Hermann of Reichenau, was born crippled in 1013. Educated at the college of Augia dives on the island of Reichenau in Lake Constance, he became a monk there and was an authority on theology, astronomy, mathematics, history, poetry, and languages. His De musica became a musical textbook for monks, and he composed many hymns and antiphons. He wrote treatises on the use of the astrolabe. Hermann also compiled a martyrology and wrote a poem about the eight principal vices. His most famous work is a history of the world from the Incarnation to the XIII Century. Based on a lost chronicle, it remains an important primary source of information about the history of the XI Century. Hermann died in 1054.
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