Hermann von Reichenau

Mathematician, Composer

1013 – 1054

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Who was Hermann von Reichenau?

Hermann of Reichenau, also called Hermannus Contractus or Hermannus Augiensis or Herman the Cripple, was an 11th-century scholar, composer, music theorist, mathematician, and astronomer. He composed the Marian prayer Alma Redemptoris Mater. He was beatified in 1863.

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Born
Jul 18, 1013
Altshausen
Also known as
  • Hermannus Contractus
  • Hermannus, Contractus
  • Herman the Cripple
  • Contractus Hermannus
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Died
Sep 24, 1054
Reichenau Island

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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