Famous German Saints

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Hildegard of Bingen
(German Writer, Composer, Philosopher and Mystic Considered to be One of the Best-Known Composers of Sacred Monophony)
Hildegard of Bingen
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Birthdate: 1098 AD
Birthplace: Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany
Died: September 17, 1179

Hildegard of Bingen was a German writer, composer, Christian mystic, visionary, philosopher, polymath, and Benedictine abbess of the High Middle Ages. Apart from being the most-recorded composers of sacred monophony in modern history, Hildegard of Bingen is also widely regarded as the founder of scientific natural history.

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Alexandra Feodorovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1894 - 1917))
Alexandra Feodorovna
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Birthdate: June 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 17, 1918

Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Nicholas II, was the last Russian tsarina and reigned from 1894 to 1917. She suffered from hemophilia. Alexandra and her entire family were murdered by the Bolshevik revolutionaries. In 2000, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized her as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer.

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Edith Stein
(Philosopher, Christian Nun and One of the Six 'Patron Saints of Europe')
Edith Stein
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Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 9, 1942

Edith Stein was a German Jewish philosopher who studied at the University of Freiburg and completed her dissertation on empathy. Always interested in Catholicism, she read the autobiography of the mystic Teresa of Ávila and converted to Christianity, and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp and is canonized as a martyr.

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Albertus Magnus
(One of the Greatest German Philosophers and Theologians of the Middle Ages)
Albertus Magnus
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Birthdate: 1200 AD
Birthplace: Lauingen, Germany
Died: November 15, 1280

Albertus Magnus was a friar, bishop, and philosopher. Regarded by some as the greatest German theologian and philosopher of the Middle Ages, Albertus' writings have inspired the iconography of the archivolts and tympanum of the 13th-century portal of Strasbourg Cathedral. Remembered for his contribution to academics, several education institutions have been named after Albertus Magnus.

Edmund the Martyr
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Birthdate: 0841 AD
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: November 28, 0869
Gertrude the Great
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Birthdate: January 6, 1256
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany
Died: November 17, 1302
Princess Ileana of Romania
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Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 21, 1991
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Adelaide of Italy
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Birthdate: 0931 AD
Birthplace: Orbe, Switzerland
Died: February 6, 0999
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Nicolaus Zinzendorf
(German religious leader)
Nicolaus Zinzendorf
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Birthdate: May 26, 1700
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: May 9, 1760

Born into one of the noblest Austrian families, Nikolaus Zinzendorf devoted his life to the welfare of the poor. Recognized as a distinguished leader of the Moravian church and a reformer of the Pietist movement, he created a worldwide missionary network that he hoped would sustain an ecumenical Protestant movement.

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Bruno of Cologne
(Monk and Founder of the 'Carthusian' Order)
Bruno of Cologne
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Birthdate: 1030 AD
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: October 6, 1101

Bruno of Cologne was the founder of the Carthusian Order. He personally founded the first two communities of the order. Not much is known about his personal life except that he studied theology in Reims. Most likely ordained a priest in 1055, he soon became the head of the Episcopal school. He was much respected as a teacher. 

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Hedwig of Silesia
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Birthdate: 1174 AD
Birthplace: Andechs, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
Died: October 15, 1243
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Notker the Stammerer
(Monk at the Abbey of Saint Gall)
Notker the Stammerer
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Birthdate: 0840 AD
Birthplace: Elgg, Switzerland
Died: April 6, 0912

Not many know that people who stammer and stutter have a patron saint, too, and he is Notker Balbulus, or Notker the Stammerer, a Benedictine monk of the Early Middle Ages. A musician, a poet, and a scholar, he had a prominent stutter. He is also remembered for writing Liber Hymnorum.

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Rabanus Maurus
(Frankish Benedictine Monk, Theologian and Author of Encyclopaedia 'De rerum naturis')
Rabanus Maurus
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Birthdate: 0780 AD
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: February 4, 0856

Apart from being a Benedictine monk, Rabanus Maurus was also a talented author and is remembered for his 22-volume encyclopaedia On the Natures of Things. He enriched German language and literature and this gained the nickname Teacher of Germany. His works also include translations and commentaries.

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Norbert of Xanten
(The Archbishop of Magdeburg Who Established the Order of Premonstratensian)
Norbert of Xanten
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Birthdate: 1075 AD
Birthplace: Cologne, German
Died: June 6, 1134

Norbert of Xanten was not just the archbishop of Magdeburg but also established the order of Premonstratensian. He is revered as the patron saint of the Kingdom of Bohemia and of safe childbirth. He also defended Pope Innocent II and influenced the German ruler to defend him.

Maria Innocentia Hummel
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Birthdate: May 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Massing, Germany Massing, Germany
Died: November 6, 1946
Mechthild of Magdeburg
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Birthdate: 1207 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 1282 AD
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Radegund
(Queen)
Radegund
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Birthdate: 0520 AD
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: August 13, 0587
Adelaide of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
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Birthdate: April 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kleinheubach, Germany
Died: December 16, 1909
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Ulrich of Augsburg
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Birthdate: 0890 AD
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: July 4, 0973

Tenth-century bishop Ulrich of Augsburg went down in history as the first saint to be canonized by a pope. He had been a mediator in the conflict between King Otto I the Great and his rebel son Liudolf. He is revered as the patron saint of weavers, among others. 

Louise Hollandine of the Palatinate
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Birthdate: April 18, 1622
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: February 11, 1709
Virgilia, Mother Abbess
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Birthdate: March 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: June 8, 1949
Cunigunde of Luxembourg
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Birthdate: 0975 AD
Birthplace: Luxembourg, Germany
Died: March 3, 1040
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Saint Bruno the Great
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Birthdate: 0925 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: October 11, 0965

Tenth-century archbishop of Cologne Saint Bruno the Great, also known as Bruno of Saxony, was the brother of Roman emperor Otto I and the youngest son of Henry the Fowler. He established countless institutions, such as the St. Pantaleon in Cologne. In Otto’s absence, Bruno served as the regent.

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Mechtilde
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Birthdate: 1241 AD
Birthplace: Helfta, Eisleben, Germany
Died: November 19, 1298
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C. F. W. Walther
(Theologian)
C. F. W. Walther
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Birthdate: October 25, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langenchursdorf, Germany
Died: May 7, 1887
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Johann von Staupitz
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Birthdate: 1460 AD
Birthplace: Thümmlitzwalde, Grimma, Germany
Died: December 28, 1524
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Benno of Meissen
(Bishop of Meissen)
Benno of Meissen
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Birthdate: 1010 AD
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany
Died: June 16, 1106

Twelfth-century German bishop Saint Benno was imprisoned for opposing King Henry IV. Though deposed initially, he later reconciled and was restored. He is revered as the patron saint of the city of Munich and of fishermen and weavers. His images show him holding a fish with keys between its gills.

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Angilbert
(Saint)
Angilbert
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Birthdate: 0740 AD
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: February 18, 0814
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Gottschalk Of Orbais
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Birthdate: 0808 AD
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: October 30, 0867
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Saint Gotthard
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Birthdate: 0960 AD
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: May 4, 1038
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Karl Kehrle
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Birthdate: August 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mittlebiberach, Germany
Died: September 1, 1996
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Bruno of Querfurt
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Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Querfurt, Germany
Died: February 14, 1009
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Anno II
(Saint)
Anno II
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Birthdate: 1010 AD
Birthplace: Swabia, Germany
Died: December 4, 1075