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Herrad of Landsberg
Born in Alsace, Herrad of Landsberg (c. 1130-1195) was educated at Hohenberg and became the abbess of Mont-Sainte Odile. Under her direction, the convent was known as a cultural center, and in 1175, before its completion, her Hortus deliciarum (Garden of Delights) began to circulate. Compiled from the Bible, the writings of the Fathers, and the works of her contemporaries, Hortus relates the history of mankind from the creation to the dread judgement seat. The book is also illustrated with 344 miniatures. Considered a compendium of medieval knowledge, the manuscript was destroyed in the 1870 bombardment of Strassbourg.
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