Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
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Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, Hroswitha, Hrosvit, Roswitha

Date of Birth: Approximately 935

Place of Birth: Saxony

Date of Death: Approximately 1000

Place of Death: Gandersheim, between the dioceses of Hildesheim and Mainz


Hrotsvit lived as a canoness at the abbey of Gandersheim where she was a prolific writer and playwright. Little is known about the details of her life aside from a small number of biogr…

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McMillin, Linda A., “Hrotsvit of Gandersheim”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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