c.935 - c.1002
German Poetess

Roswitha, or Hrosvitha, is regarded as the first German woman poet.

She wrote two verse chronicles: one about the history of the Benedictine convent of Gandersheim where she lived as a nun and the other about the emperor Otto the Great.

She also wrote six comedies in Latin in an effort to counteract the pagan morality expressed in classical works.

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