Hrotsvitha
ID:
 
1567
 
Alternate Name:
 
Hroswitha, Hrotsvit, Hrosvit, and Roswitha
 
Birth Date:
 
935
 
Death Date:
 
1002
 
Location of Work:
 
Gandersheim
 
Education:
 

Hrotsvitha studied with Rikkardis and then Gerberg, who was a niece of Otto I. Gerberg would later become her abbess.

 
Communities:
  
Religious Roles:
 

Canoness

 
Orders:
 

Benedictine Order

 
Brief Profile:
 

Hrotsvitha entered the monastic life at a young age. She was well educated and became a poet and playwright.